Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Kris Delmhorst puts forth a sense of cautious optimism on her upcoming album, The Wild. Filled with stripped-down arrangements and Delmhorst's melodic ruminations, The Wild strikes a more overall austere chord than 2014's relatively more-uptempo Blood Test, primarily featuring gentle guitars and piano, with strings occasionally appearing to sweeten the pot. Delmhorst's husband, musician Jeffrey Foucault, joins her for the first time on one of her albums, co-producing and adding vocals and guitar.

"This album deals with the tide of clarity in life, the way it goes in and out of focus, the way you lose your path through the wilderness and have to find it again," wrote Delmhorst. The Wild is due out September 22.

The Wild can be pre-ordered here.

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