Mozart’s Sister aka Caila Thompson-Hannant, releases her highly anticipated debut album ‘Being’ on August 25th (UK) via Asthmatic Kitty. Check out her new track ‘Good Thing Bad Thing’ from the LP, a slice of charmingly meaningful modern pop.
Caila explains: “Being is a fracture. A note between thought and expression. When I wrote this record I was riding a wave of light and dark; I still am. It’s not a twisted path but one that aspires to harmony. In all the little bits that make up the bulk of the ‘songs’ of this album is a jump. Every step in the process of this record felt like, and continues to feel like a jump. From the bass line to the album ‘description.’ So here I am jumping into your mercy, a leap I will never forget. I feel the future can only bring better or worse and definitely not the same. So this record is a thing that will never happen again. I hope you enjoy it.”
In case you missed it here’s the amazing video for ‘Enjoy’, the first tune taken from ‘Being’.
Caila produced, recorded and wrote ‘Being’, using a cheap sound card and Ableton software. The pop record was inspired by Discovery-era Daft Punk, Post-era Bjork, and Betty Davis. Caila says: “It was far reaching. Things didn’t always connect, but that was part of the whole idea,” she says. Which is representative of the best music, and maybe the best of life: looking for order in chaos, not always finding it, and living with whatever happens next. You know. Just being…”
Photo by Vanessa Heins