Brooklyn born and bred experimentalist L’Rain’s music can’t be put on just as background noise; it urges the most attention. This is because this ambitious multi-instrumentalist is looking to ask the listener all sorts of difficult questions; how do we embody change? How do we enact it in the company of others? What does it mean to engage with an abolition politic? We might come away from her 2021 record, ‘Fatigue’, well, unrested - but also wiser, sharper, better.
Photography by Andy Swartz