Continuing the celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Bloomington, Indiana, based indie label Jagjaguwar has released another single from the upcoming album Dilate Your Heart by poet Ross Gay. After releasing the project’s first single, which featured Bon Iver, the track released today, “Poem To My Child, If You Ever Shall Be”, features Chicago ambient-pop artist Gia Margaret.
The poem by Ross Gay serves as a message to a far-off potential human. In a statement from Gia Margaret, who provided the poem accompanying music, the artist said, “To me ‘Poem To My Child’ describes what living is (an extremely complicated concept) to someone, a child, who has never experienced it. With each listen the poem had a more powerful meaning and offered an even more welcoming world for music to live and grow in
The album, Dilate Your Heart, will be the first of four releases curated by Jagjaguwar this year celebrating their 25th anniversary. Each project will feature unique collaborations from artists signed to the label and friends of the label.
Dilate Your Heart is set for release on March 26th and will also feature Sam Gendel, Mary Lattimore, and Angel Bat Dawid. Purchase the album here and watch the video for “Poem To My Child, If You Ever Shall Be” below.