Today’s Song: The Raw Connection & Soul-Stirring Vulnerability of sister.’s “Abundance”

Sister. © 2023
Sister. © 2023
Beyond the intimacy, the tenderness, and the warmth of sister.’s new single “Abundance” is a soul-stirring vulnerability that lays bare our common humanity, expressing what it means to love, to be loved, and to meaningfully connect with others through breathtakingly raw, emotionally charged indie folk.
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If it’s not enough for you to sit with your poison, it’s still enough for me – a body is medicine…

This is as raw as it gets.

You said you want a gift; you’re not a giver,” an aching voice sings in a moment of brooding reflection and cathartic reckoning. “So I bleed for you…” Brooklyn band sister. have always struck from the heart, and their latest offering is no exception: Beyond the intimacy, the tenderness, and the warmth of their new single “Abundance” is a soul-stirring vulnerability that lays bare our common humanity, expressing what it means to love, to be loved, and to meaningfully connect with others.

That sister. manage to accomplish all this through breathtakingly raw, emotionally charged indie folk music is just the icing on top of a very moving sonic cake.

Abundance - sister.
Abundance – sister.
I bury the rocks that I dig up tomorrow
And under my pillow

Are seeds as a last resort
I’m trying to fill all
The parts that i excavate
Abundance is difficult

You know I don’t like to take
So i’ll keep you in the hood of my sweatshirt
So you can keep eyes on the back of my ears
You said you want a gift

You’re not a giver
So i bleed for you

Released September 27, 2023 via Mtn Laurel Recording Co., “Abundance” is a fragile, sweetly seductive fever dream showcasing all there is to love about sister., one of the Brooklyn indie scene’s best-kept secrets (for now, but not for long). The trio of Hannah Pruzinsky, Ceci Sturman, and James Chrisman, sister. have been active since 2019; they released their debut EP Soft Spot in 2020, and followed with the four-track Something / Nothing in 2021.

Atwood Magazine previously praised the band’s 2022 standalone single “Space Force,” calling it “a heavy, weightless experience: One that leaves us breathless and adrift in a pool of our own endless thoughts” while further noting how the trio drench their listeners “in a thick haze of lo-fi warmth and alternative angst.”

Sister.’s beautiful assault on our souls continued this summer with the songs “Guts” and “Classon,” each of which highlights another side to their dynamic and multi-faceted artistry. “Abundance,” their third offering of the year, highlights a more acoustic – yet nonetheless nuanced – sound: Sonically soft but no less hard-hitting, the song serves as the title track off sister.’s forthcoming debut album Abundance, set to release October 20, 2023 via Mtn Laurel Recording Co.

And oh, is this track raw.

Sister. © 2023
Sister. © 2023



Sister. © 2023
Sister. © 2023

I’m trying to fill all the parts that I excavate. Abundance is difficult…

Sister. slowly and steadily build a visceral world of wonder as they pour themselves into each other, exploring what it means to connect with one another; to give of yourself; to be there, physically, mentally, emotionally.

I spoke to my sister
She asked are you sleeping babe
As if it were simple
As if it were something i’d fake
If it’s not enough for you
To sit with your poison
It’s still enough for me
A body is medicine

“‘Abundance’ is maybe the most important song Hannah and I have ever written together, because it’s all us. We wanted to write a song about what giving feels like. We wanted to write it again and again until it felt right to both of us, giving to it, to each other,” sister.’s Ceci Sturman tells Atwood Magazine.

“Giving is complicated, just like our friendship is complicated – we’ve worked so hard to offer each other care in the ways that best feel right. We’ve messed up a lot, we’ve learned so much about love. We painted ‘Abundance’ when we were writing it — we started with pink and we worked backwards. We’ll always try.”

Sister. © 2023
Sister. © 2023



Sturman and Pruzinsky also created a painting together while writing the song – an act that, in itself, expresses just how much more this band, and this song, means to them than meets the eye. Many folks admittedly do see commercially-released music these days as a cash-grab – and perhaps rightfully so; but for artists like sister., it’s a soul-bond. If others enjoy it as much as they do, that’s great – we’re all winners, then – but it’s clear, when listening to a song like “Abundance,” that they are first and foremost making this music for themselves – to nurture; to connect; to feel; to be present and alive.

Come along and let sister.’s “Abundance” soothe, stun, and stir you awake.

Fans of artists like boygenius, The Japanese House, Lizzy McAlpine, and Big Thief are sure to fall head over heals for sister.’s sound, but previous knowledge of any sort of indie music is not a prerequisite for getting to know this band: All you need is a beating heart and a bleeding soul.

Stay tuned for more from this shiver-inducing Brooklyn trio coming very soon: sister.’s debut album Abundance is out October 20!

So i’ll keep you in the hood of my sweatshirt
So you can keep eyes on the back of my ears
You said you want a gift

You’re not a giver
So i bleed for you

So i grab onto dust
It leaves red on my fingers
It’s pink in the sun

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