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'Goners' is the fifth album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Laura Gibson. Gibson co-produced the songs with engineer and friend John Askew (from her 2016 album, 'Empire Builder'), she enlisted a number of long time collaborators, including: guitarist/synth extraordinaire Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie), drummer and found-sound percussionist Dan Hunt (Neko Case), and stand-up bassist Nate Query (the Decemberists); then built horn and woodwind arrangements with Kelly Pratt (St. Vincent and David Byrne, Father John Misty) and imaginative string parts with Kyleen King (Stephen Malkmus, Case/Lang/Veirs). It marks the first record Gibson made after completing a MFA in writing. Her language has never felt more alive, her storytelling sharper, her imagination looser. I wanted to aim for wildness in my lyrics, not perfection. Trauma and grief are far messier than the stories we make of them. Despite this, we will forever keep telling our stories to each other