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Marissa Nadler announces new album with opening track "Bessie, Did You Make It?"

25 August 2021, 14:20 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Marissa Nadler has returned with news of her ninth solo album The Path of the Clouds, and has shared the opener "Bessie, Did You Make It?" as the first outing.

"Bessie, Did You Make It?" is Nadler's first release since May's Instead of Dreaming covers album, and is accompanied by news of The Path of the Clouds, Nadler's first solo album since 2018's For My Crimes.

The Path of the Clouds was written during the pandemic, and is produced by Nadler. Many of the songs were composed on piano (which she learned to play during the pandemic) as opposed to guitar.

Nadler's album includes contributions from Mary Lattimore and Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Lost Horizons), Milky Burgess, Jesse Chandler (Nadler’s piano teacher and member of Mercury Rev and Midlake), Emma Ruth Rundle and Black Mountain’s Amber Webber.


  1. Bessie, Did You Make It?
  2. The Path of the Clouds
  3. Couldn’t Have Done The Killing
  4. If I Could Breathe Underwater
  5. Elegy
  6. Well Sometimes You Just Can’t Stay
  7. From Vapor to Stardust
  8. Storm
  9. Turned Into Air
  10. And I Dream Of Running
  11. Lemon Queen
"Bessie, Did You Make It?" is out now. Marissa Nadler's The Path of the Clouds album will land 29 October via Bella Union / Sacred Bones, and is available to pre-order now.
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