Womb (album)

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Womb
Purity Ring - Womb.png
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 3, 2020 (2020-04-03)
Genre
Length35:57
Label4AD
Producer
  • Corin Roddick
  • Megan James
Purity Ring chronology
Another Eternity
(2015)
Womb
(2020)
Singles from Womb
  1. "Stardew"
    Released: February 18, 2020
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Exclaim!7/10[5]
Pitchfork7.3/10[2]
Clash8/10 stars[1]

Womb (stylized in all caps) is the third studio album by Canadian electronic music duo Purity Ring. It was released through 4AD on April 3, 2020. It was preceded by the lead single "Stardew".[6] The duo was scheduled to tour North America in support of the album from May to September 2020,[7] but it was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8]

Background[edit]

Prior to the announcement of the album, the duo launched a website containing a hidden maze that revealed the song "Pink Lightning".[9] A press release stated that the album "chronicles a quest for comfort and the search for a resting place in a world where so much is beyond our control".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Corin Roddick and Megan James. "Peacefall" co-written by Jonas Bjerre. All tracks engineered and mixed by Corin Roddick.

Womb track listing
No.TitleLength
1."rubyinsides"3:33
2."pink lightning"4:14
3."peacefall"4:16
4."i like the devil"2:55
5."femia"3:07
6."sinew"3:11
7."vehemence"3:47
8."silkspun"3:35
9."almanac"3:13
10."stardew"4:06
Total length:35:57

Charts[edit]

Sales chart performance for Womb
Chart (2020) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[10] 77
US Billboard 200[11] 195
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[12] 23
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Purity Ring - Womb". Clash. April 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Peyton (April 6, 2020). "Purity Ring: WOMB Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Critic Reviews for Womb". Metacritic. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Womb - Purity Ring | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  5. ^ "Purity Ring WOMB". exclaim.ca.
  6. ^ Rowley, Glenn (February 18, 2020). "Purity Ring Return After 5 Years With 'Stardew,' Announce Third Album 'Womb' & Tour Dates". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Ruiz, Matthew Ismael (February 18, 2020). "Purity Ring Announce New Album WOMB, Share New Song "stardew": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  8. ^ Triscari, Caleb (September 30, 2020). "Purity Ring release cover of Alice DJ's 'Better Off Alone'". NME. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Rettig, James (February 18, 2020). "Purity Ring – "stardew"". Stereogum. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  11. ^ "Purity Ring Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  12. ^ "Purity Ring Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  13. ^ "Purity Ring Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2020.