Kristin Hayter announces she’s retiring Lingua Ignota, taking new direction

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In a lengthy social media post, Kristin Hayter has announced she’s retiring the Lingua Ignota catalog after wrapping up her last scheduled live dates. She will be touring in support of her 2021 album SINNER GET READY this month in the U.S., in addition to “a few things in early 2023.” And then she’s moving on to other projects.

“I have so much gratitude for what has been afforded me, and the beauty of the community that has gathered around what I do,” she writes. “Committing myself to this project and all that has come with it has also been acutely painful. This time last year I was non-functional. Then, out of desperation, I gave myself permission to heal for the first time. There is still so much work for me to do, but these months of personal growth have allowed me to see myself clearly, my strengths and my shortcomings. 

“I will not allow my wounds to destroy me,” she adds. “I want to live a healthy, happy life and have changed much in myself and my surroundings to bring light in. As such the art has to change too. It is not healthy for me to relive my worst experiences over and over through LI, and my healing has finally allowed me to *feel* how painful that is. I am taking a new direction with my music and I am looking forward to the future. I want to let you know in light of some (very cool) things that will be announced soon that I am retiring this catalog, this pain. This era is over for me. I will give my final performances of this music everything I have, and I look forward to the actual great pleasure of interpreting hymns for you.”

Read the full statement here.

Lingua Ignota’s SINNER GET READY was on our list of the 50 Best Albums of 2021.

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