Tamara Lindeman, otherwise, The Weather Station, has been pigeonholed in the folk world so far despite regularly pulling in elements of indie pop, and other sounds. Having signed with Fat Possum records she has taken the opportunity to make a sharp turn in her sound.
Saxophone is the dominant voice, and the washes of sound that have characterised her work (particularly on the album Loyalty) are supplied mostly by organ rather than strings or acoustic guitar. Far more percussion heavy than much of her music, 'Robber' could be the work of Mazzy Star, Radiohead or even Cowboy Junkies in places. The sound is more unsettling than her previous work and of the video, her first as a director, she says “From an emotional and mood standpoint, I wanted the video to feel like how 2020 does to me; steeped in a sort of omnipresent unease and a threat of distant violence, even as life goes on”.
Watch it a few times and then buy the single, and I’m sure I
don’t need to say do that from Bandcamp.