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Half Waif shares tender new ballad "In August"

18 March 2020, 15:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Half Waif has shared new ballad "In August", the third track to be lifted from her upcoming LP The Caretaker.

"In August" arrives after previous singles "Halogen 2" and "Ordinary Talk".

Half Waif, aka Nandi Rose, says of the new offering, ""In August" tracks the dissolution of a friendship over the course of a year, throughout every season. There's a particular kind of sadness to a friendship ending when there's no one to blame, just as there's something mournful about the inevitable change of weather. Sometimes it's not a big fight but a gradual growing apart that marks the end - how do we make sense of our role in that? This song is an attempt to recognize and accept mutual culpability in an effort to move on."

The Caretaker is Half Waif's first album since signing to ANTI-, and will follow on from 2018's Lavender.

Discussing her new album title, Rose explains, "I kind of created a character. She's someone who has been entrusted with taking care of this estate, taking care of the land, and she's not doing a very good job. The weeds are growing everywhere, and she's not taking care of herself."

"In August" is out now. Half Waif's The Caretaker album arrives via ANTI- Records on 27 March, and is available to pre-order now.
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