Brooklyn, NY based singer-songwriter Allegra Krieger today released her second full-length album Precious Thing via Northern Spy Records. To celebrate the release, Kreiger is sharing a charming and unassuming self-directed music video for the album’s title track. On the video, Krieger shared the following statement: “I made this video with my little sister, Kilian Krieger. We were dancing around my apartment, eating oranges, playing with shadows and jumping on the bed. The morning was a precious thing by it’s very nature. hope you enjoy.”
In October 2020, Allegra drove across the country to record Precious Thing in Marin, CA with producer Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic, Art Feynman) and musicians Jeremy Harris, Kalia Vandever, Rob Taylor and Jacob Matheus who contributed organs, synths, bass and lap steel. Delightfully mellow but never bleak, Precious Thing is a soundtrack for the daily motions of our lives.
On Precious Thing, Allegra Kreiger tries to capture fleeting moments in a world that is sick from itself. With a voice that rings like a windchime signaling a storm coming, Allegra masterfully weaves together ephemeral moments as life barrels by her unforgivingly. From singing about sharing a gaze with a man on the train to Coney Island as the clock strikes 12 on New Years, to saying goodbye to a loved one, to processing the religious trauma of wine, Krieger portrays the particular pang of being a woman alive in a modern world.
At the heart of this album is a young, working woman asking “Do you see this right now? I can’t be the only one.” This is an album about looking, and Krieger fills up each lonely space she enters with her gaze. Krieger asks you to look, to really, really look, so that you can remember something, however small it is, when it’s all gone.
Read the full bio by Melissa Lozada-Oliva and find listen/purchase links for Precious Thing here.
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March 12 @ Ennui Gallery, Taos, NM
March 16 @ The Hideout (SXSW), Austin, TX
March 18 @ Earth Commons, Austin, TX
March 20 @ Saturn Bar, New Oreleans, LA
March 21 @ The East Room, Nashville, TN
March 23 @ Hideout, Chicago, IL
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March 29 @ The Apohadian Theatre, Portland, ME
March 31 @ The Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA
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