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Adrianne Lenker releases collection of songs with all proceeds donated to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund

12 March 2024, 10:29 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Big Thief vocalist and guitarist Adrianne Lenker has shared a Bandcamp release of songs with all proceeds going to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.

Taking to her socials, yesterday evening, Lenker shared a statement calling for a ceasefire: "Everything I think to say feels like it is less than a micro-fraction of the power that is needed to convey the message. I can’t express how sad and angry I am about this ongoing violence towards Palestinians. The killing must stop. The need for a ceasefire is beyond urgent. Permanent Ceasefire Now!"

She then announced the release of six songs which were recorded in the moments they were written. I Won​’​t Let Go of Your Hand, is available on Bandcamp, with all of the proceeds being donated to Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

In 2022, Big Thief scheduled two concerts in Israel – bassist Max Oleartchik’s hometown is Tel Aviv – but later canceled the shows and apologized for booking them in the first place, after facing backlash, saying “Our intent...stemmed from a simple belief that music can heal.”

Comments on the Instagram post of these songs, and Lenker calling for a ceasefire, are mixed. Some people have said it's "too little, too late", whilst others have recognised the difficult position that she is in due to her bandmate, with one user writing: "There is a high emotional load to these particular set of circumstances for all of them, I would imagine."


  1. the music
  2. feel it all
  3. fangs lungs ankles
  4. i won't let go of your hand
  5. relief
  6. someone to

I Won't Let Go Of Your Hand is available on Bandcamp now. Adrianne Lenker's first solo album in four years, Bright Future, is set for release on 22 March via 4AD, and is available to pre-order now.

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