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Illuminating the track Popdust described as “dream-pop gauziness and 70’s folk motifs,” the visual companion harnesses the raw emotion of the single as Rothman guides us into the depths of her psyche. Directed by duo Sleepy Puppies, “strange” centers around a lush, ethereal world where Rothman takes center stage. Creating a dreamy atmosphere through the use of intimate close ups and hazy lighting, “strange” presents Rothman frank and emotive as she brings life to her heart wrenching lyrics.
“This song was written, recorded, and produced in a little less than 24 hours in my tiny apartment in Valencia, Spain. Over the past two years, I downsized a lot of my physical belongings, and have been making music from a backpack-sized recording setup while traveling around the US, Canada, Europe, and North Africa. I wanted to challenge myself to make as much music as possible using as few resources as I could, trading a comfortable studio setup for freedom of location.”
Produced by Kate Ellwanger (aka DOT) and co-written with Cape Francis, “fifteen / feet” is a song described as “as foreboding as it is wondrous” by Atwood Magazine. The three-minute composition is a lush soundscape of organic instrumentation, driven by guitar and drums, that acts as an ideal foundation to showcase Rothman’s soft vocals and poetic songwriting.
“Nora Rothman is setting what should be a precedent for every musician.
The singer-songwriter has long been blending her musical output with activist work, and she practices the feminist ethos that she preaches. Today, she released a new single called "strange"—an ethereal, buoyant new track that meshes her honeyed vocals and bittersweet lyrics with expert production from Kate Ellwanger (aka Dot).”
“Like the title suggests, L.A. producer/polymath Dot‘s “Long Distance” covers a lot of ground. It’s something of an exercise in practical possibilites, she says, and here she deploys her considerable experience as a producer to demonstrate exactly how to turn a little into a lot.”
Listen to the first single from Amy D’s debut album —>
It’s a familiar feeling for me, to numb myself because something hurts so much, because the pain is too great to bear in that one moment…
'Shelves' Filmed by Jeanette Chwan
Music and Video by Space Cubs
Audio mastered by Mikkel Gemzoe at Varibeat
"This song is about my struggle of being an introvert, but also an artist and performer in today's world where everyone and everything is so exposed because of the internet and social media. I know that I have all the tools I need, but I don't know how to get out of my own way and be ok with feeling vulnerable. It's something I'm always working on because my nature is to be more private and conservative, but music is made to be shared."
"Chak-heh. It’s a Korean word that means good, well-behaved, nice, polite; often used to describe a young woman who keeps quiet, who listens to her parents, who follows customs. A good girl." Read more about the newest single from Kelleia in her own words, and listen to the release here.
The follow-up to last year’s “Retrofuture” debut, Ellwanger says her new album explores the concept of freedom, “and our many different paths or methods of trying to obtain what we already have within us. We are so free that we build cages (limitations) and lock ourselves in.”
"Sex is sacred. It wants to be delightful. It wants to be healing and pleasant; it is creative and expansive. I pray that this is all possible for people who do it and that we keep learning from each other, owning our voices, speaking our truth, and staying open."
Check out three solo sets and a jam session by renowned LA artists Astronautica, Dot, and Shiva.