Unveils new single
New album “After ” released September 25 via Anti-
The propulsive, beat heavy “Nostalgia”, co-written with Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn & John, further showcases the multi-faceted nature of After. Where the “The Wind”, produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon with beats by Chicago duo Supreme Cuts, was a quietly beautiful master class in minimalism, and “Growth/Decay” was a groove-laced, gospel-inspired slow jam, “Nostalgia” is ethereal and intoxicating synth pop, grounded by Paoro’s impeccable song writing. In her own words: “I’m interested in the reconstruction of memory– it’s so human to selectively remember either only the good or bad parts of a situation. Personally, replaying those narratives is a way to avoid receiving what’s happening right now, and moving on from the past. So I’m working on staying present, because that’s the safest place for me to be, and I wrote the lyrics to “Nostalgia” as a reminder to myself. I brought them to Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John) in 2013 during a 5-day songwriting bender together in Stockholm and we wrote the song.”
Vast yet intimate, hypnotic yet electrifying, After plays with time, space, and mood to provide an ever-changing backdrop for Paoro’s exploration of the album’s often painful subject matter. “Many of the songs come from a feeling of loss, and the period of reflection that unfolds after you’ve realize something’s ended,” says Paoro, who co-wrote After with a number of songwriters that included—in addition to Fox—Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John), Max Hershenow (MS MR), and Adam Rhodes.“There’s a lot of reckoning with regret, but at the same time, there’s a feeling of surrender.”
Expect to hear much more in the coming weeks.
Listen to “The Wind” here:
Listen to “Growth/Decay” here:
Pre-order After here: