Circuit des Yeux announces fifth album Reaching for Indigo

Photo: Michael Vallera

Photo: Michael Vallera

There’s no stopping Haley Fohr, the incredible and adventurous Chicago musician behind Circuit des Yeux. After releasing the outstanding In Plain Speech in 2015, which was one of our 15 Album Picks of the Year, she followed it last year with a documentary album, Jackie Lynn, portraying her new outlaw cowboy alter ego.
A new album under her Circuit des Yeux moniker is already in sight and we couldn’t be more excited. Entitled Reaching for Indigo, the record was co-produced by Fohr and Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas). “It references a moment that fell down in the life of Haley Fohr on January 22, 2016”, explains a press release. “Reaching for Indigo adds to definition of Circuit des Yeux, as she realizes her goal of becoming one of the most distinctive voices of this time.

The album arrives on October 20th through Drag City but Circuit des Yeux is already enticing us with ‘Paper Bag’, a daredevil of a single. It comes with an accompanying video by Meg Remy. Press play and prepare to be dazzled.


Circuit des Yeux premieres video for ‘Do the Dishes’

Circuit des Yeux - Do the Dishes

Last month we heard the stunningly dark and gentle first single from Circuit des Yeux‘s upcoming fifth album, In Plain Speech. With just over a week to go until the album drops, Haley Fohr, the Chicago musician behind the project, is offering another taste from the album in the form of a video for the majestic ‘Do the Dishes’. Julia Dratel directs. Watch it below.

In Plain Speech is out on May 18th via Thrill Jockey.

Circuit des Yeux details new album In Plain Speech

Circuit des Yeux - In Plain Speech

Haley Fohr has announced the release of a new album under her moniker Circuit des Yeux. Entitled In Plain Speech, the album is due out on May 18th and it will be her first release on Thrill Jockey.
In Plain Speech is a more collaborative affair than her previous works, and saw Fohr invite some musicians from the Chicago music community, including Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise).
“These new songs were composed after a move to a collective living space, giving Fohr an opportunity to break free of the isolation that informed her previous albums”, describes the album’s blurb. “Fohr brought her community, literally, to the recording”.

‘Fantasize the Scene’ is the first single lifted from In Plain Speech, a stunning cut, both dark and gentle, showcasing Fohr’s powerful baritone voice. Take a listen to ‘Fantasize the Scene’ below and check out the album’s trailer straight after.