Olympia, Washington-based, LA’s enchanting songstress Globelamp – aka Elizabeth Le Fey – reveals the stunning video, directed by Paige Stark and Janell Shirtcliff, for ‘Washington Moon’.
The first exquisite slice of her fetchingly skewed psychedelic-folk, off her album ‘The Orange Glow’ – a collaboration with producer Joel Jerome – set for worldwide release on June 10th via Wichita Recordings.
After a painful breakup and the death of her best friend, Globelamp wrote ‘The Orange Glow’ “as a reflection of the last year and a half and how I got out of it alive.”
Author Francesca Lia Block – the inspiration for the name Globelamp – writes…”Globelamp followed the seductive but ultimately “fucked up” lure of the “orange glow” into a fairytale forest full of poisoned flora, predatory fauna and unspeakable, hair-raising mysteries. “An ancient aching/It seemed so warm/The orange/The orange glow/I didn’t know I didn’t know.”
With a voice that can be either ethereal or savage, shimmery as California sunshine through the leaves of redwoods, or dark as a Washington rainstorm, but always haunting, Globelamp sings of loss, longing, survival and the enchantments of nature….She adds: “I met Globelamp when I was seeking models for T-shirts based on my book, Dangerous Angels; she volunteered via Twitter and came to my house with that dusky voice, purple and blue streaks in her hair and the face of a Renaissance Seraphim. She perfectly embodied Witch Baby, my purple-eyed, drum-playing, wild-hearted heroine, which was fitting since the moniker Globelamp was taken from Witch Baby’s story, and I was honored to learn that I was an inspiration for Elizabeth’s work.
Now she is an inspiration for mine. She’s done the music for my Beyond The Pale Motel book trailer and an audio recording of my retelling of “The Handless Maiden” for Metalalia. Seems like we’ve come full circle. On her new album, Globelamp is ultimately able to escape the sinister lure of the orange glow and emerge from the haunted forest alone, guided by the light of her own inner lantern. We follow close behind, transfixed and transformed, our hearts lodged, like a piece of the Faerie Queen’s rare tourmaline, firmly in our throats. “There are rivers and streams” leading back to her. “Lay your sorrows at her feet.”
The Orange Glow is available to pre-order HERE
03.03.16 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic*
03.06.16 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Subrosa
03.09.16 – Arcata, CA @ The Sanctuary*
03.10.16 – Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
03.11.16 – Portland, OR @ The Old Church*
03.12.16 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
03.13.16 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project*
03.16.16 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – Wichita Official SXSW Showcase
03.17.16 – Austin, TX @ Obsolete Industries – SXSW
* With Waxahatchee
Photography by Elva Lexa