April 8, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Alternative artist Mothé has released their highly anticipated debut album I Don’t Want You To Worry Anymore, out now via Slowlab Records. The album features recent single “Terrified” as well as songs from Mothé’s 2021 EP Summer’s Almost Gone, including hit single “Debt Collector” which has amassed over 1.28M streams across platforms. Fans can stream the new album now at https://lnk.to/IDWYTWA.
On the new album, Mothé shares: “I Don’t Want You to Worry Anymore is a chapter in my life I’m so thrilled to share with everyone. I didn’t know I was making an album when I made it, but I was constantly bouncing around between home studios and writing with my friends, eventually it turned into this. It’s a documentation of learning to have empathy for myself and touches on the idea of recovering in the future, something I’ve now had a chance to learn. I really hope you find comfort in this record and enjoy it however feels best for you.”
Fans can look forward to hearing new music live for the first time as Mothé hits the road later this year with The Wrecks. The Better Than Ever Tour kicks off on June 10th and includes stops in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles, and more. Tickets are on sale now at http://motheworld.com/.
Started after Spencer Fort (they/she) moved to Los Angeles in 2019, Mothé–pronounced ‘moth’ –is the name of the solo project they make in conjunction with collaborative producer Robert Adam Stevenson. Both a natural follow-on from the band Fort was previously in –Houston, TX’s Moth Wings –and a sharp left turn at the same time, the pair initially joined forces while working at Mikal Blue’s Revolver Recordings studio in LA, where they were writing for other artists. But after working on what would become Mothé’s first EP, 2020’s Cindi, it became clear that there was a special creative chemistry between the two of them. That’s something borne out by the 12 tracks that comprise I Don’t Want You To Worry Anymore, Mothé’s ambitious and accomplished debut album.
Given that Fort is fascinated by the idea of channeling the essence of the room where the music is being recorded, it makes for a spellbinding contradiction. “I’m very big on the analogue process,” they explain. “My philosophy with the record was always meant to be capturing something that actually happened in the room instead of just working within a computer. I also spend a lot of time alone, and I don’t consume a lot of media, so I have a lot of time to think, and I think that’s where the zoomed out thing comes from. I have a difficult time connecting to the human experience, and I often feel, in my life and my friendships, I take the place of the observer, like I’m watching them happen in front of me.”
But this record doesn’t just demonstrate Mothé’s phenomenal and uncanny ability to create and produce, alongside Stevenson, music that sounds exactly how it feels. It also marks the beginning of something bigger than that. That’s because I Don’t Want You To Worry Anymore is the first release on their own label, Slowlab Records, which will see Fort and Stevenson also produce and release music by other artists, too, allowing them to apply to them the same amount of fastidious care and attention they did with this. “It’s really exciting,” beams Fort. “I’m going to be just as dedicated as I was with this record. The artistic integrity of caring more, and spending more time on things, is really important to me. This record is my personal attempt at interacting, at saying ‘Hey, I’m a human being too!’ Because being a human is very weird, and I feel like I’m just coping with it every day.”