Stream Beth Orton’s Sugaring Season via NPR Music (playing The Troc on Sept. 25)

English singer-songwriter Beth Orton releases her fifth LP, Sugaring Season, next Tuesday, October 2. The album is streaming today via NPR Music, and NPR’s Stephen Thomas writes that the album’s scaled-back production, a surprising direction for the onetime electronica vocalist, recalls English-folk heritage artists like Pentangle.

If anything on Sugaring Season finds its way onto a dance remix, it’ll involve a particularly imaginative sample. Still, for all its deliberate pacing and acoustic flourishes, Sugaring Season isn’t meek: In “Candles,” “Something More Beautiful” and elsewhere, the album unleashes a kind of churning, rumbling urgency in which intensity stands in for speed.

Let the gentle vibes of Sugaring Season soak in here. Beth Orton plays The Trocadero Theater tomorrow with Sam Amidon; tickets and information can be found here.