Montréal violinist and composer Sarah Neufeld is best known as a member of Arcade Fire, but there’s much more music from her to be enjoyed. Neufeld is also a member of contemporary instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre and just earlier this year, she and Colin Stetson released their a collaborative studio album, Never Were the Way She Was. Now, Neufeld has announced the release of her new album The Ridge, a follow up to her 2014 solo album Hero Brother’s. Where Hero Brother’s focused more on classical minimalism, The Ridge is set to be a step towards rhythmic pop & features Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara on drums. With the announcement of her new record, Neufeld has also shared the title track. It’s 8 stunning minutes full of swelling strings that are sure to make your soul soar. Listen above.
The Ridge, comes out on Paper Bag Records February 26th. You can pre-order it from iTunes here. Check out the album art and tracklist below.