Always FineLina Tullgren
- Limited to 300 copies
- Hand stamped black vinyl housed in a clear velum envelope with matte art
Following the release of their 2017 debut album Won, Lina Tullgren returns to share two brand new songs in collaboration with producer and friend NTHNL.
The collaboration, their process and its impending products occurred serendipitously and without much discussion. They met at a show, and through the mysterious graces of the internet started work on A-side cut “Always Fine.”
NTHNL created the sonic structures with few basic song parameters, with Tullgren writing lyrics and melody based on the feeling of being at a party alone when something feels wrong. It's a feeling that cannot be placed from a source that cannot be located, but nonetheless brews inside. It was with these same lyrical ideas that Lina and NTHNL approached Shane Beam to create an animated video to accompany the track.
Songwriting, like anything, is a process. In the modern world, songs exist inside of social constructs, but in actuality, music is not hierarchical. Songs are fluid, and by collaborating to create music of this persuasion, "Always Fine" and its glittering yet haunting companion "I Am Fine" do not find Tullgren branching out so much as continuing along a narrative that was already predetermined.
“At the end of the day, it’s all music. I have a band, and sometimes I make computer music, I play solo performances, I improvise freely, but it all lives under the same umbrella.”