New View signals a fresh beginning for the former Fiery Furnaces’ frontwoman. After living in Brooklyn for fourteen years, Friedberger moved to upstate New York, and the album reflects that region’s rustic charm. The songs were arranged with her backing band Icewater and recorded in Germantown, NY, live to tape, with producer Clemens Knieper in his converted barn studio. The result is an album that feels like an instant classic upon first listen, and is Eleanor Friedberger’s best record to date.Friedberger drew inspiration for New View from many of her musical heroes – everyone from Van Morrison, Neil Young and George Harrison, to Slapp Happy, Yoko Ono and Elyse.
Posted by on January 14, 2016