SELCI REVEALS DARKLY HUMOROUS “FOR YOU”
A SOFT PLACE EP OUT ON JULY 28th
Calgary alt-pop act Selci is sharing another transcendent tune from her forthcoming EP, A SOFT PLACE, out on July 28. On her latest single, “For You,” a confessional song about unreciprocated love that’s out today, she coos over the melodic keys-playing of jazz artist Timothonius.
With a series of strange and dramatic looks, the video for the track offers more of Selci’s signature surrealist vision. Lyrically, Selci turns a series of heartbreaking moments into a darkly humorous reflection on modern dating, calling herself out for her part in past rejections.
Such a beautiful and dramatic new arrangement from Selci. From the opening notes to the opening shot of the video, this is a form of intimacy for the musician. The audience is let into this honest account. Darker elements bubble through this delicate electronic instrumentation, but the focus is on the honest lyrics and sublime vocals of this unique artist. Attentive ambient notes compliment Selci’s touching vocal attributes.
Selci commands your emotions, Selci can connect to the audience effortlessly within her words that continue to captivate.
Of the new release- “It’s about wanting something to go my way and not being able to have it…romantically speaking,” Selci says, with a laugh. “At first, when I was writing the song, I was poking fun at myself for trying so hard to get someone to like me, even after getting rejected. After a while, the writing process ended up very emotionally charged! Thinking back to the poor communication with past lovers and how sometimes I felt taken advantage of got me pretty fired up. This track became a reminder to myself on how not to act with my future lovers.”
On A SOFT PLACE, Selci creates an emotional cushion to the outside world through dreamy atmospherics, using different manifestations of softness and tranquility as a tool to cope with everyday anxieties. A mood record that explores the comfort of isolation, the EP highlights Selci’s growing interest in dance music and her ever-expanding sonic palette.
The EP was created in collaboration with a number of other producers, including Kevin Choo (aka Catfish the Wizard) and Vancouver-based beatsmith Neighbour, and also features appearances from rapper ZHE the Free and emerging vocalist Seyblu.
01. A Soft Place
02. For You
03. Body Worship ft. ZHE the Free
04. Hide Forever
05. Live Your Light ft. Seyblu
06. Bein’ Alone