The most recent for me this year has been Erika from Casier. It’s funny, because my manager sent me his record and said, “You would really like that”, and I listened to it and I thought, “Dang, I really like this! Then my boyfriend got really mad at me because apparently he tried to show it to me before and I didn’t get the same answer.
Maybe now was not the right time for me to listen to new music. I definitely go through phases where I don’t even listen to music. I feel like when I’m filming a lot, it feels like overkill – especially when I’m just at home, I prefer to be in silence.
But she’s great. It usually sounds like what I would do if I did these songs. Mostly just the recording process – it’s very intimate, which I enjoy, just recording your own vocal type beat at home. So I think I understand how intimate it makes you to listen to it.
I listened to his album Essential, which was released in 2019, but she released a new album this year. My favorite song is “Puppy Love”. It’s very recreated old school R&B. She’ll use a lot of sound samples that would be so old-fashioned if someone else used them. It’s definitely inspired by the 90s.
I haven’t connected to music so instantly before, but this time around I was out of the first listen. I feel like it was meant to be like that. Maybe that’s just the moment I’m in my life – I think I’m just more tied to those love songs right now.
As said to Annie Fell.
(Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana)