Mutual Benefit (AKA Jordan Lee)'s latest albumSkip a Sinking Stone, follows the success of debut studio full-length Love’s Crushing Diamond.
It's a two-part meditation on impermanence that also acts a portrait of growing up. Awash in hope and string arrangements, the first half of the record is written about being in love and the non-stop year of touring that followed Love's Crushing Diamond. The second half finds Lee breaking from his usual nomadic lifestyle, living and recording at the Silent Barn in New York, reflected musically by a comparative stillness and introspection. However, New York life presents another kind of unreality: one coloured by growing depression, a downturn in his relationship, and a city in turmoil.
Lee is currently putting the finishing touches to a new Mutual Benefit album in New York, and his two very intimate European solo shows in May 2018 are an opportunity to hear new material aired for the first time, alongside a collection of favourites from the Mutual Benefit catalogue.