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Half Waif - Mythopoetics Vinyl Record

Half Waif - Mythopoetics Vinyl Record

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Half Waif, the project of Nandi Rose, returns on ANTI Records with the new album, Mythopoetics. It's a record about processing past traumas in the quest for a new, sun dappled pathway, and the transformation that takes place as we take each tentative step. The artwork, shot by Ali Cherkis, sees Rose screaming in bright colors on the front, and naked, with a stoic expression on the back, representing the spectrum of emotions explored throughout each track. Change, evolution and joy take real courage, and it's in the catharsis of telling your story that the calm, confident aftermath can finally reach the surface. Here, Half Waif is shunning the shadowed mass of generational trauma and the patterns passed down to her. Instead, she plants a seed, urging the orange blossom to sprout through the cracks in the concrete.

To bring together the world of Mythopoetics, Rose once again collaborated with multi-instrumentalist, film composer and producer Zubin Hensler. The pair came together for a recording residency at Pulp Arts in Gainesville, Florida, with the intention of creating stripped-back recordings of old songs, solely focusing on Rose and her piano. However, the playground of the studio soon transformed the project into a texturally diverse and kaleidoscopic sonic universe. "This is the record I've been trying to make for 10 years," Rose says. "My voice is changing, and my confidence has reached a point where I feel that I can sing however I want; I've finally come to a place where I don't have to conform to what I think other people want it to sound like."

By unearthing this kind of self-assurance, Rose was poised to interrogate her life with a new lens. Lead single "Swimmer," a song that examines the effect Alzheimer's has on a loved one, sees Rose strive to use her voice as a tool for communication and healing. "I wanted to sing for you / So I'm going to sing for you," she urges. "I thought of the voice as a wand, trying to reach across this boundary and remain connected with someone who's slipping away," she says.

  1. Fabric
  2. Swimmer
  3. Take Away The Ache
  4. Fortress
  5. The Apartment
  6. Sourdough
  7. Party's Over
  8. Horse Racing
  9. Orange Blossoms
  10. Midnight Asks
  11. Sodium and Cigarettes
  12. Powder

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