Esperanza Spalding Will Livestream The Creation of Her New Album 'Exposure'
The modern jazz giant is bringing fans to the inner-circle for her next album
As if a tenured spot at an Ivy League institution weren’t enough of a badge to wear, Esperanza Spalding has cooked up quite the concept for her next album.
Exposure, the follow-up to 2016’s Emily’s D+Evolution, will be written and recorded before the eyes of fans in a 77-hour livestream that invites all to witness an on-the-fly, off-the-cuff conception. On September 12th at 12pm EST, Spalding will enter the booth with a crew of musicians (promising special guests galore) and showcase the album’s creation, cover-to-cover, on Facebook Live. Spalding claims nothing has been prepared (no songs written, no notes to scour) and that what viewers will witness is an organically improvised album construction, including requisite time for rest. Once the album is finished, 7,777 copies will be pressed and made available, though a precise date for release has yet to be revealed. Mixing and mastering can be a grueling drawn-out process, but you can expect Exposure to arrive soon after the broadcast.
Watch Esperanza Spalding detail her project in the clip below and hold tight for the Exposure livestream. Hit the link below to revisit Emily’s D+Evolution via iTunes.
— Esperanza Spalding (@EspeSpalding) July 26, 2017