Alicia Walter is best known for fronting the Chicago art rock Oshwa, but now she's going solo with her debut LP I Am Alicia, due September 17 via Sooper Records (pre-order). Alicia co-produced the album with Devin Greenwood (who's also worked with Sufjan Stevens, Mirah, Half Waif, and others), and the first single is "Prelude," which is a mathy, maximalist art pop song that's just as ambitious as her former band.

"I wrote my album I Am Alicia sequentially, starting with 'Prelude,'" Alicia says. "This song kicks off a wild journey exploring my identity, consciousness, and everything that makes me tick. 'Prelude' is about letting go of any inhibitions holding me back from evolving into who I want to be and remembering that sometimes real wisdom lies in not knowing, rather than assuming I do."

Listen and watch the video (by Lisa Schatz) below...

Tracklist
Prelude
House of Yes
Who Am I
Suit Yourself
Just a Little
Standing at Your Doorstep
I Feel You
Talking to Myself
A Toast
I Am