TRIANGLE, the Dad we love you three thousand shirt Apart from…,I will love this introductory three song suite from Spalding’s forthcoming album (entitled available at SongwrightsApothecaryLab.com), is a yearlong manifestation of her work that begins to answer these questions. Each meditative track was designed with a unique affect in mind. “Music is a very powerful medium—it’s profound, it’s deep, it penetrates the psyche,” explains Spalding. “We know a good score to the scene of the movie completely changes how the scenes feels. I was craving something that I thought would help me in a situation and weaving in strands [of knowledge] that emerged from the research.” To counter stress with some sonic self-soothing, there’s Formwela 1, while Formwela 2, featuring South Indian vocalist Ganavya Doraiswamy, is formulated to fill the room with vibrations that “de-escalate interpersonal aggression.” Finally, Formwela 3 offers support for the listeners’ personal re-grounding process after experiencing upset. The emotive production that complements Spalding’s poetic lyrics, soulful vocals, and nimble bass plucking comes courtesy of R&B and soul force Raphael Saadiq, jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and singer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist Phoelix.