Posted on August 06, 2021
Aimee Mann detailed her tenth studio album. American singer-songwriter will share Queens of the summer hotel November 5 via his label SuperEgo.
After 2017 Mental illness, Mann began to write music for Queens of the summer hotel in 2018 for a theatrical adaptation of Girl, Interrupted, creating the 15-track song cycle now heard on record with recurring collaborator Paul Bryan.
“Suicide Is Murder” is the first single to come out of the effort, and you can hear it alongside a clip below, starring James Urbaniak and directed and produced by Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller.
If you are thinking about suicide, if you are worried about a friend or loved one, or if you are struggling with loss due to suicide, there are resources at the bottom of this page.
Mann shared his single in a statement, “I think the phrase ‘suicide is murder’ has made sense to me because it’s the worst thing to face afterwards. That’s it. just terrible, because everyone who knows the person who committed suicide will somehow blame themselves for not noticing, intervening or not doing something.
Speaking of the album, Mann adds, “Honestly, I almost felt possessed when I was writing this record because I had never written so fast and intensely. I found the material very interesting and obviously very personal. J ‘had specific ideas about what I thought the character’s story might be and incorporated a lot of shared experiences to flesh out the specific characters discussed in the memoir. “
Queens of the summer hotel:
1. You fall
2. Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath
3. Give me fifteen
4. At the Frick Museum
5. Home now
7. Little chameleon
8. You don’t have room
9. Suicide is murder
10. You could have been a Roosevelt
11. Burn it
12. In Mexico
13. Check (Recovery)
14. You are lost
15. I see you
The Canadian Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. ET for text
1-866-277-3553 (residents of Quebec)