Skip a Sinking Stone the new album from Mutual Benefit (AKA Jordan Lee), 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.