“Water Me Down” follows on from lead single “Flood”.
Speaking about the new offering, Lætitia Tamko, aka Vagabon, explains, “I wrote “Water Me Down” in a stream of consciousness way in the few minutes following a frustrating phone call with someone. Coincidentally, I was at my friend Eric Litmann’s house who has a recording setup in his bedroom. I sat on his bed on a winter NYC night with a standard 58 mic up close to my face, and laid down the bulk of this song that night. We then went in and collaborated on the different textures… I tackled drums, arrangement, melodies and production. Eric played the synths and handled co-production. My intention with “Water Me Down” was to create a playground in which to explore difficult feelings with confidence, triumph and foresight.”
Over the weekend Vagabon revealed she had updated her album title, lyrics, and release date. Tamko said of the changes, “My original album title and two lyrics were inspired by and referenced poetry by a writer I greatly admire, Nayyirah Waheed. When I learned that she preferred I not quote her words, I made changes out of respect for her wishes.”
Vagabon’s self-titled second album will arrive two years after her debut, Infinite Worlds.