Ross Gay and Gia Margaret have collaborated on "Poem To My Child, If Ever You Shall Be", the latest track to be shared from Dilate Your Heart, which will be the first spoken-word album to be released via Jagjaguwar in decades.
Dilate Your Heart was originally announced last month as the first release for Jagjaguwar's year-long 25th anniversary campaign, and was accompanied by Ross Gay's "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude" poem featuring music by Bon Iver.
Today (17 March) Jagjaguwar has shared Gay's "Poem To My Child, If Ever You Shall Be", which is accompanied by music from Gia Margaret.
Margaret says of the poem, "To me "Poem To My Child" describes what living is (an extremely complicated concept) to someone, a child, who has never experienced it. With each listen the poem had a more powerful meaning and offered an even more welcoming world for music to live and grow in."
Dilate Your Heart is the first Jag Quarterly album of Jagjaguwar's year-long 25th anniversary campaign JAG25, and will feature more poems from Gay featuring music from Mary Lattimore, Angel Bat Dawid and Sam Gendel.
Other artists confirmed as contributors for future Jag Quarterly releases include Lonnie Holley, Moses Sumney, Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
Each instalment of Jag Quarterly will resurrect a different mantra from the label’s past, including Dilate Your Heart, This is a Mindfulness Drill, Join the Ritual and the original Jagjaguwar mantra, Sentimental Noise.