TEKLA WATERFIELD

NEW SKIES  (2021)

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Art by Siolo Thompson

Graphics by Dusty Hayes

PRAISE FOR TEKLA WATERFIELD

MUSIC LP UNDERGROUND (CROATIA) “HER SONGWRITING HAS BEEN NURTURED TO EXCELLENCE.”

 

AMERICAN SONGWRITER “WATERFIELD WRITES GENTLE, ENCOMPASSING SONGS THAT STAY WITH YOU LIKE SPRITS AFTER LEAVING THE FAMILY PLOTS.”

 

ARTIST HOME “TEKLA WATERFIELD IS A THOUGHTFUL, INTROSPECTIVE SONGWRITER WHO SEEKS EVOLUTION AND TO TOUCH NEW CREATIVE GROUND WITH EACH PROJECT SHE INVOLVES HERSELF WITH.”

 

A&R FACTORY “WATERFIELD IS ONE OF THE MOST ECLECTICALLY TALENTED UNDERGROUND ARTISTS AROUND TODAY.”

 

KBCS “WATERFIELD’S SONGS WILL BREAK THE HEARTS THAT NEED A GOOD BREAKING, OR HELP HEAL THE ONES ALREADY CRACKED.”

NEW SKIES track listing

 

  1. Can’t Move On                                      (3:23)

  2. Can’t Have Me                                       (3:33)

  3. Yesterday Was A Bad Day                       (3:34)

  4. New Skies                                             (3:50)

  5. Mr. Browntown                                      (3:29)

  6. Lie Lie Lie                                              (4:46)

  7. Love Comes Along (duet featuring Luke Abbot)     (5:11)

  8. 37                                                          (6:00)

  9. Come On Jane                                       (3:25)

  10. Strange Places                                       (4:02)

 

*All tracks are FCC Clean

Artist - Tekla Waterfield

Producer - Jeff Fielder

Genre - Indie/Folk/Singer-Songwriter

Release Date - September 24, 2021

RIYL - Laura Veirs, Jenny Lewis, Aldous Harding, Bedouine, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss

Release Show - September 21, 2021 w/Kelly McFarling @ the Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA

ABOUT NEW SKIES

Coming off the heels of the success of her earlier 2021 release, Trouble In Time, (a collaboration with husband and musical partner, Jeff Fielder), "New Skies" encompasses Waterfield’s signature blend of stripped down folk; "Can’t Move On", classic country; "Love Comes Along", a duet featuring Luke Abbott), folk/pop album title track; "New Skies", pop/rock songs, "Come On Jane" & "Mr. Browntown", and R&B/soul tinged, "Yesterday Was A Bad Day" & "Lie Lie Lie"; resulting in a diverse sound unified by Tekla’s distinctively smooth & dynamic vocals and point-of-view storytelling. Brimming with playful, contemplative, and uplifting energy, "New Skies" is Waterfield’s third solo LP, with plenty of help from NW talent including Jeff Fielder, Andy Stoller & Daniel Walker of Heart, Ryan Burns & Eric Eagle, with recording and production made possible by the Artist Residency Programs at Jack Straw Cultural Center.

 

ABOUT TEKLA WATERFIELD

Waterfield self-released one album before establishing a life-changing partnership with her powerhouse multi-instrumentalist/producer husband, Jeff Fielder (Mark Lanegan, Amy Ray, Indigo Girls). The two have co-produced Waterfield’s second solo LP, The Curtain Falls, and their debut duo record, Trouble In Time, both of which received radio play nationally and internationally as well as critical acclaim.

Tekla’s music has been presented by the Seattle International Film Festival, KEXP, Showbox, Artist Home, Timber Music Festival, 4Culture, KBCS, Black Fret, Seattle Channel and more. She has been awarded grants and recognition from the Allied Arts Foundation, Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4Culture and New Music USA.

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY Tekla Waterfield

PRODUCED by Jeff Fielder

TEKLA WATERFIELD vocals, guitar

JEFF FIELDER acoustic/electric guitars, electric bass (track 3), drums (track 3), keyboards, banjo, vocals, percussion

ANDY STOLLER electric bass

RYAN BURNS piano, keys

ERIC EAGLE drums

DANIEL WALKER organ

KATE OLSON saxophone on track 6

LUKE ABBOTT guest vocalist on track 7

ELISE SUTTIE vocals on tracks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

AMANDA WINTERHALTER vocals on track 6

MELISSA MONTALTO vocals on track 6

 

MIXED by Eric Eagle at Skoor Sound

MASTERED by Rachel Field at Resonant Mastering

ENGINEERED by Joel Maddox at Jack Straw Cultural Center

ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING by Jeff Fielder and Steve Ditore

ART by Siolo Thompson

GRAPHICS by Dusty Hayes

Seattle, WA 2021