“This arrangement came to me very organically during lockdown in my living room.” Says Peacock. “I don’t normally perform covers and I have never performed anything of King’s, but it just kind of felt really good to sing. Ironically, this song is about being on the road and moving around too much, which is the opposite of what most people were experiencing at the height of the pandemic. The sense of missing someone that you can’t physically get to, however, is a sentiment that a lot of people were experiencing at the time. I love the line ‘it would be so fine to see your face at my door’ – she writes this in such a simple way, but it still carries so much weight.”
The entire album was recorded in a single afternoon’s session during the pandemic at Pinch Recording in New York. This record is a departure from Peacock’s previous meticulously produced nu-soul albums since these songs were recorded in one take, with minimal editing. The resulting album has a sense of warmth and peace throughout, despite themes of distance, loss, and even abuse.
“This is a very personal album,” says Peacock. “I’m revealing my own Inner Wilderness to the world – we all have unchartered parts of ourselves that we often keep hidden or avoid exploring. I wanted the challenge of having no editing or overdubbing on this record. This is the real me.”
Taking cues from Joni Mitchell, Carol King and Sarah Slean, there are also many light-hearted moments throughout Inner Wilderness. The album is to be released on all streaming platforms on Pinch Records in early summer.
U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.