Preview Christopher Owens’ ‘Lysandre Acoustic’ Album With Bittersweet ‘Part of Me’
Former Girls singer gets stripped for surprise free release
With his previous band Girls, Christopher Owens made his name unabashedly exploring emotional fragility over a combination of pop and garage-rock that swooned or swirled in response to the lyrics. With his first solo endeavor Lysandre, Owens established an on-album persona capable of looking back on the moment, rather than living firmly within it at all times. “A summer sun, a perfect / A perfect night, it ended in the morning,” he sings on “Part of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue),” a lovely little bittersweet ode to losing love. Considering the wistful vibes of the song, it almost seems meant to be heard in acoustic form — thankfully, Owens has re-recorded not only “Part of Me” (streaming below) but the rest of Lysandre as well for an acoustic version of the album that will be released Wednesday (April 17, 9 a.m. EST) and made available for free download at his website. Fans looking for something physical can pre-order the Lysandre Acoustic vinyl 10-inch via Turnstile Music (U.K.) and Fat Possum (U.S.) beginning on Wednesday as well.