Charles Spearin, of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, and Josefin Runsteen have just released a new collaborative album inspired by the plague (timely!), titled Thank God the Plague Is Over, via Arts & Crafts. The two artists first met in 2019 at a castle in Italy that was once owned from the famed Von Trapp family. They took part in a residency, where they were invited by Feist and Damien Rice, where they ended up recording these improvisational pieces in a small chapel. It’s sometimes tense, sometimes graceful, and frequently interesting experimental instrumental music. Hear the full album below.
Charles Spearin and Josefin Runsteen Thank God the Plague Is Over tracklist:
1. The Hills are Alive
3. Lille Blyge Sparv
4. Blæðandi Tungl (Feat. Gyða Valtýsdóttir)
5. Viva La Castel Campo
6. Trust All
7. Breathing With You, With Me
9. Follow the Spiders!!!
10. Och Nu, Följ Fladdermössen!!!!
11. You Are Loved
12. Time is a Measurement of Desire