Sharon Van Etten and The Raincoats’ Gina Birch Collaborate for
Illustrated Lyrics Book via Volume
Expressive Book of Lyrics from Sharon Van Etten’s Studio Releases
Reimagined by Artist Gina Birch
Volume announces Sharon Van Etten × Gina Birch’s Illustrated Lyrics, available for pre-order today and out fall/winter 2023. This book combines lyrics from over thirteen years of songs, written and personally selected for the book by Van Etten, with specially commissioned artwork by artist and founding member of The Raincoats, Gina Birch. The lyrics span Van Etten’s entire catalogue, beginning with her debut, because i was in love,through to her sixth album, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, released earlier this year.
Van Etten is a fan of Birch’s artworks and the affinity between each artist is clear to see when brought together on the page. For a limited time only, Volume is offering this exclusive collector’s edition, bound in real cloth, with a tipped-in illustration and tucked inside a cloth-bound slipcase. The book is printed in five colors, with Pantone used throughout and typographic layouts inspired by Concrete Poetry to enliven exquisitely reproduced paintings by Gina Birch. This is the third book of Volume’s Illustrated Lyrics series.
This edition is signed by Van Etten and Birch and is limited to 1,000 copies, exclusive to Volume.
In collaboration with London-based music company FORM, Volume’s Illustrated Lyrics series pairs great lyrics with visual art, bringing music to the realm of illustrated publishing through creative conversations between cutting-edge musicians and their choice of visual artists. Volume puts the artist’s words back in the spotlight, by pairing them with illustrations that reflect their meaning – packaging the two together in elegant editions.