NEW PROJECT PRODUCED BY ROB ELLIS (PJ HARVEY, BAT FOR LASHES), ADRIAN UTLEY (PORTISHEAD) AND BEN CHRISTOPHERS
Today we’re introducing My Life As A Moth, as she releases commanding debut single ‘Chest Of Dress Up’
The theatrical number is four eccentric minutes of cascading keys and jangly guitars which marry exuberant lyrics as My Life As A Moth bewitchingly depicts scenarios of when we as people are not entirely honest with others, or ourselves.
Detailing the track further, the London-based Swedish singer explains, “The song is a frustrated yet playful take on the various games of pretence we play and the masks we wear. It explores the conflict of wanting to be an autonomous character in the creation of our own lives versus a surrender to fate. It is an almost paradoxical celebration of self expression, whilst a kick back at a distorted sense of individualism and self importance.”
‘Chest Of Dress Up’ is the first single from the brand new project which also sees Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Bat For Lashes), Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ben Christophers at the helm of production.
Also released today is the music video, directed by Natasha Arciniega. It sees My Life As A Moth taken on a number of guises, adorning everything from top hats to tassels as she explains, “The video is an expression of different characters, both those that we encounter around us and those that can exist inside of us simultaneously.“
Whilst some mystery remains around My Life As A Moth, an undeniable desire to be free and express themselves creatively sits at the heart of their music. During the inception of the track the musician explored recording the sounds of stomping feet, the crunch of gravel and the sounds of the natural world around her, as well as a plethora of other instruments (trumpet, harp, violin, cello and a range of percussion), and the result? An incredibly rich and engulfing sound that pulls you into another world entirely.
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