Laetitia Shériff – Stillness

Laetitia Shériff’s fourth album, titled Stillness, takes the form of a mirror. It took time for Shériff to polish this record—to set down her burden, rest, and catch her breath before arranging the songs, as one builds a fire. Shériff collected and archived snippets of sentences, and carefully selected, considered, and set aside found words or lines inspired by readings. Then it was time to put the pieces together into a puzzle in the shape of a face, her own—the opposite of the smokescreen of social media, in which we never see ourselves as we truly are.