»Another Me« starts as it means to go on, taking a swipe at the patriarchy, and delivering a cold hard look at the institutionalised entitlement of men. Produced by Leo Abrahams (Regina Spektor, Belle and Sebastian, Paul Simon, Pulp, David Byrne, Brian Eno), it tackles the challenges of being a queer woman head on. Walk breaks new ground assuredly on »Another Me«. Lead single »What do I Want?« showcases her pop sensibilities; moving away from the organic signature piano ballads that characterised her 2017 debut, and leaning into shimmering synth sounds, soaring pop melodies juxtaposed against beautifully restrained moments and detailed percussive arrangements. It finds Walk working through anxiety procrastination and paralysing indecision.
»Sometimes it's easier to be so overwhelmed by what to do that you don't do anything until someone else makes a decision for you. The songs that make up ›Another Me‹ are self-investigative, a journey through a period of immense challenge and transformation. All at once the record examines marginalisation, survival, death, misogyny, vulnerability - all leading towards a reclamation of finding oneself in learning how to take up space. A graduate of Berklee College of Music (alumni includes St Vincent, Aimee Mann, Melissa Ethridge among others), Walk grew up in Minneapolis but has spent much of her time living between Los Angeles and London. She worked on her debut album ›Little Black Book‹ with Laura Mvula producer Steve Brown. However, ›Another Me‹ sees her break free of the shackles of expectation, rising to the occasion as a fully formed writer and co-producer, with a courageous message of defiance. »The songs on my first album were a means to survive the immediate, and my songs on this album have been a journey in learning how to take up space and thrive in the long term.«