DOE PAORO’S ‘NOSTALGIA’: ‘I’M INTERESTED IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MEMORY’

Following her splendid releases ‘The Wind’ and ‘Growth/Decay’, LA based intriguing singer and composer Doe Paoro, shares ‘Nostalgia’, an equally stunning synth pop bliss, taken from her forthcoming Anti-debut album ‘After’ out September 25. Speaking about the compellingly dynamic tune, co-written with Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn & John, she says: “I’m interested in the reconstruction of memory– it’s so human to selectively remember either only the good or bad parts of a situation. Personally, replaying those narratives is a way to avoid receiving what’s happening right now, and moving on from the past. So I’m working on staying present,
10th August 2015

Following her splendid releases ‘The Wind’ and ‘Growth/Decay’, LA based intriguing singer and composer Doe Paoro, shares ‘Nostalgia’, an equally stunning synth pop bliss, taken from her forthcoming Anti-debut album ‘After’ out September 25.

Speaking about the compellingly dynamic tune, co-written with Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn & John, she says: “I’m interested in the reconstruction of memory– it’s so human to selectively remember either only the good or bad parts of a situation. Personally, replaying those narratives is a way to avoid receiving what’s happening right now, and moving on from the past.

So I’m working on staying present, because that’s the safest place for me to be, and I wrote the lyrics to “Nostalgia” as a reminder to myself. I brought them to Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John) in 2013 during a 5-day songwriting bender together in Stockholm and we wrote the song.”Doe Paoro2For After, Paoro worked with producers Sean Carey (drummer / supporting vocalist for Bon Iver) and BJ Burton (The Tallest Man on Earth, Sylvan Esso, and others). The album was recorded at April Base, a Wisconsin ranch house that Vernon had converted into a studio. “I’m used to just working with a piano,” says Paoro, “but with this album, we built an entire world with the sonics alone…”

She adds: “Many of the songs come from a feeling of loss, and the period of reflection that unfolds after you’ve realize something’s ended,” says Paoro, who co-wrote After with a number of songwriters that included—in addition to Fox—Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John), Max Hershenow (MS MR), and Adam Rhodes. “There’s a lot of reckoning with regret, but at the same time, there’s a feeling of surrender.”

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