Charlottesville, VA-based Erin and the Wildfire will return with their new album Thirst, due out tomorrow (September 29). The sextet formed at nearby University of Virginia in 2011 and will release a new album inspired by the likes of Alabama Shakes, Vulfpeck, Funkadelic and Tedeschi Trucks Band (among others). Today, we premiere that album in its entirety.
“We are stoked to have a cohesive, expressive record that we are proud of and represents a sound we’ve been working towards for years,” Erin Lunsford told Relix. “Thematically, Thirst is about my quest for love. I’d say a quarter of the songs are about one person in particular who I chased for a couple/few years. The song ‘Thirsty’ was the first in the series of longing songs followed by ‘Nothing Drowns You Out,’ ‘Meant For Me,’ ‘One Woman Show,’ and finally ‘Great Love.’ Longing turns to obsession turned to insecurity turned to anger turned in the end to a surrender of sorts with ‘Great Love.'”