In Bad Faith feels very much like a negotiation of what it's like to actually be in that home — seeing it as a container of warmth, comfort, conflict, turbulence, love, death, food, sleep… The songs run the gamut between nostalgic power pop love songs to darker ballads reflecting on what it's like to go home again when you know you can't go home again.
"When I started "Feel Alright", I was living in the US and I started writing and recording music as a means of conjuring an idealized sense of home from a distance."
Maci DeBlanc has a bit of an odd musical background. Started with classical piano when she was 8, added drumming into the mix when she was 12 and started playing guitar about a year ago for good measure. She grew up playing in all sorts of bands, ranging from acoustic to metal. A few years ago Maci became interested in electronic music, and she decided to focus more on her songwriting. That mishmash of a musical background is what led to her music sounding the way it does today.
"My songs are deeply personal to me, so I've been pretty shy about them in the past. I'm a brand new solo pop artist. I write, record, and produce all of my music in my living room. I only have two songs out so far, Heaven and Criss Cross. They both mean a lot to me. Criss Cross is about the emotional struggles that I went through after a sexual assault when I was young, and Heaven is about an abusive relationship."
“Nora (Naked)”, inspired by Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, is a song about women’s empowerment. In the video, the lead role is played by French-British artist Emma Broughton (Bon Iver, Lisa Hannigan). The drummer for Melody’s Echo Chamber and Halo Maud, aka Stéphane Bellity, plays Nora’s husband. Photography by Julia Borel.
"The Golden Octave" is the debut album release from Toronto based singer/songwriter Witch Prophet. 'The Golden Octave' is a multi-layered offering, mirroring Witch Prophet's intersectionality and lived experiences as an East African, queer, mother living in the diaspora.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.