You are hereBrenda Xu at the Coyle Community Center on May 20th

Brenda Xu at the Coyle Community Center on May 20th

By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 25 April 2017

Coyle Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Coyle, WA 98376

From the Concerts in the Woods:

Ambient/folk artist, Brenda Xu (pronounced “shoo”) has been a rising presence on the Seattle music scene since moving here from San Diego. Her ethereal voice has been enchanting audiences throughout the northwest ever since.

Overflow is Brenda Xu's fourth album and builds on the unique sonic landscape that she created on her last album with more complex song structures and musical arrangements.

“The thread that runs through all the songs is an overflow of emotion that we feel from daily life — from the drudgery of simple routines to the more intense moments that challenge our willpower and sanity,” said Xu. “It gets to be too much sometimes and we need a release. But along with longing and desperation, there is also a strength and power which resonates through these intense emotions. I hope that the album takes the listener on an emotional journey, with many glimpses of hope along the way."

Xu, whose last album was described as “beautiful music that can calm the most savage beast” (Frontloader), has been building a steady following since her arrival on the Seattle music scene a few years ago. The momentum she created with the release of her last album, “For the Winter," in 2014 has led to two successful western U.S. tours and a feature in the MTV show “Awkward.” Compared to artists such as Cat Power, Daughter, and Aimee Mann, her sound has been described as “treading the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements.”

Laurel B. Johnson Community Center

923 Hazel Point Road
Coyle, WA 98376

Admission: by donation

Age: all-ages

Complimentary cookies and coffee at intermission

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