Ian Sweet has revealed details about their upcoming album titled “Sucker,” scheduled for release on November 3 via Polyvinyl. Additionally, a music video for the album’s lead single, “Your Spit,” has been shared. This video stars Sarah Sherman and Martin Herlihy from Saturday Night Live, along with members of Nation of Language. The album cover art and complete tracklist for “Sucker” can be found below, along with the music video directed by Brittany Reeber for “Your Spit.”
Jilian Medford, the creative force behind Ian Sweet, described the meaning behind the new song: “Your Spit” captures the mix of excitement and trepidation that characterizes the early stages of new relationships. It’s an exploration of both the thrill and uncertainty that come with such connections, although Medford playfully adds that the song primarily revolves around the theme of making out.
The album “Sucker” was conceived during Jilian Medford’s artist residency at The Outlier Inn in Los Angeles in the fall of 2022. Collaborating with co-producers Alex Craig and Isaac Eiger from Strange Ranger, as well as mixing engineer Al Carlson, Medford crafted the album’s demos. She explained that she embarked on this creative journey with an open mind, aiming to break free from her creative comfort zone. The spontaneity of the process, she noted, allowed her to produce material without overthinking it.
“Sucker” includes the track “Fight,” which was featured on last year’s EP “Star Stuff.” Ian Sweet’s previous full-length album was “Show Me How You Disappear,” released in 2021.
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Who is behind the project Ian Sweet?
Ian Sweet is the brainchild of Jilian Medford.
When is Ian Sweet’s new album “Sucker” set to release?
The album “Sucker” by Ian Sweet is scheduled for release on November 3.
Who are the featured stars in the music video for “Your Spit”?
The music video for “Your Spit” features appearances by Saturday Night Live cast members Sarah Sherman and Martin Herlihy, along with members of Nation of Language.
What is the main theme of the song “Your Spit”?
“Your Spit” delves into the mixed emotions that arise in new relationships, blending excitement and uncertainty. It also playfully centers on the idea of making out.
How was the album “Sucker” created?
Jilian Medford, during her artist residency at The Outlier Inn in Los Angeles, worked on the album “Sucker” in collaboration with co-producers Alex Craig and Isaac Eiger, along with mixing engineer Al Carlson. The process involved embracing spontaneity and stepping out of her comfort zone.
Is there a track from a previous release included in “Sucker”?
Yes, the album “Sucker” includes the track “Fight,” which was also part of the “Star Stuff” EP released the previous year.
When was Ian Sweet’s last full-length album released before “Sucker”?
Ian Sweet’s previous full-length album was “Show Me How You Disappear,” which came out in 2021.