If each song on Anjimile Chithambo’s introspective 2020 debut, Giver Taker, was its own self-contained micro-journey of grief, hope, and identity, then their subsequent orchestral Reunion EP is fitting as a homecoming. It’s almost an extension, or sequel, to the ideas of rebirth Chithambo began excavating last year — a simultaneous resettling into, and reimagining of, their songwriting.
Reunion features airy, emotive string compositions from the Los Angeles-based musician and composer Daniel Hart, known for his work with bands like Polyphonic Spree and St. Vincent, as well as his film scoring work for Pete’s Dragon and A Ghost Story. The framework of Anjimile’s pastoral, compelling songs blooms into something cinematic and swelling on this EP, a loving and hopeful tangle of discovery.
String arrangements by Daniel Hart
Mastered by Sarah Register
Art by Aaron Lowell Denton