HALF WAIF – ” Mythopoetics “

Posted: June 23, 2021 in MUSIC
Mythopoetics

With her musical project Half Waif, AKA Nandi Rose dives deep into the waters of artistic expression by layering evocative vocals and synths to create a powerful form of pop music.

On “Mythopoetics”, Rose explores a full spectrum of sounds that sparkle with memorable hooks, otherworldly production and uplifting grooves. “this is the record I’ve been trying to make for 10 years,” Rose says. previous albums the Caretaker (2020) and Lavender (2018) garnered acclaim for their compelling journeys through solitude, desire and the search for independence. Half Waif declares a new chapter on Mythopoetics, a collection of 12 new songs – mythical stories that transcend time, each sung with a glorious contralto wrapped up in synths and electronic percussion, and her lyrical piano serving as the backbone. it is an essential reminder that we have the power to shape the stories we tell and the myths we make of our lives. this is music that you feel.

The electronic-heavy, synthy “Horse Racing” is the latest single off Half Waif’s new album ‘Mythopoetics’ and about it, Nandi Rose writes, “I started writing ‘Horse Racing’ in an Airbnb in Brooklyn that week in March 2020 when everything got really real. Alone in an unfamiliar apartment, as an unseen force took over our lives, I was struck by how much of a wake-up call it all was. How we were being shaken by our shoulders and told to face something really ugly and monstrous about our ways of being. It felt like we were race horses who had only just realized we were on a track, going around again and again. There’s no end in a circle. And maybe now that we recognized this, we could break out of it, bust right out of the ring – which is what the end section feels like sonically to me. A shot at freedom.”

from the album ‘Mythopoetics’, available July 9th

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