Category Archives: Les muses de La Musa

Les muses de La Musa: Goat Girl

London buzz band Goat Girl have revealed the details of their self-titled debut album, out on April 6 via Rough Trade Records.

The four-piece guitar band follows the deep lineage of the much-talked-about “South London scene,” which has produced guitar bands like Fat White Family and more recently, Shame.

Along with previous singles “Country Sleaze” and “Cracker Drool,” the band have revealed a brand-new track, “The Man,” alongside its accompanying music video, which features a gender-swapped take on Beatlemania.

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Les muses de La Musa: Brigitte Laverne

La barcelonina  Brigitte Laverne sorprenia a tothom ara fa tres anys amb un EP debut el so del qual estava amarat d’influències synth-pop que anaven des de la banda sonora de ‘Drive’ a noms com Giorgo Moroder o Chromatics.

Laverne estrena ara el primer tastet del seu primer disc, que sortità properament a través de Club Ruido i s’ha gravat en els estudis Red Bull Music Academy d’Amsterdam. ‘Crush on You’  és el primer single.

The muses of La Musa: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Happy artists families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Until Rest, this reference to a quote from Tolstoy had no relevance when talking about Charlotte Gainsbourg. Her childhood was blissfully free and very early on she demonstrated that she was a extremely talented actress and her solo records were marvellous pop caprices with illustrious Gainsbourgettes invited to collaborate: Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Air and Neil Hannon. Serge and Jane’s daughter did, however, cross the shadow line in 2013. The death of her sister Kate Barry undeniably influenced her music and four years later came Rest, an album of grief, which is on the same level as its counterparts by Nick Cave, Mount Eerie and Sufjan Stevens. If before Charlotte was already able to sublimate tragic beauty simply by pushing her fringe off her face with the back of her hand, the interpretation of this quasi R&B repertoire will certainly trigger the Stendhal syndrome in the audience.

The muses of La Musa: Ellis May

Ellis May, a rising solo artist hailing from Copenhagen, is the alter ego of singer, composer, producer and sound designer Sophia Maj.
Her songs are hyper-realism written in melodic basslines, somehow out of genres and woven together with layers of sampled piano, drum machines, dreamy choir-scapes, gloomy synthesizers and immense vocal depth.

The muses of La Musa: Lucy Dacus

March 2nd marks the release of Historian, the sophomore album from Virginia-bred indie singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus. Due out via new label home Matador Records, it’s been teased thus far with breakup track “Night Shift” and now a song called “Addictions”.

It’s easy to see why the 21-year-old’s star has risen so quickly. Her songs walk a line between grunge-indebted indie rock and alt-country, with the appealing warmth of Neko Case and, as many critics have noted, the self-deprecating wit of Courtney Barnett. More importantly, she has a voice we haven’t quite heard before and a unique talent for encapsulating the emotional truth of a moment in impressionistic lyrics that feel effortless.

The muses of La Musa: Jorja Smith

19-year-old Jorja Smith has been writing songs since the the age of 11. She found inspiration in her hometown of Walsall, and the political and economic issues she faced. After graduating high school and moving to London, she self-released “Blue Lights”, her debut single, in 2016.  She has since released another single “Where Did I Go” in March of 2016. With comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith is sure to make waves with her strong lyricism.

Jorja Smith has won the Brit Awards 2018 Critics’ Choice award, putting her in the rarefied company of previous honorees Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.

The muses of La Musa: Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers wrote her first song at age 11, spent her adolescence at open mic nights, and busked through her teenage years at farmers markets in her native Los Angeles. By age 20, she’d caught the ear of Ryan Adams, who listened to her perform her song “Killer” and invited her to record it in his studio the next day. The session grew into the three-song ‘Killer’ EP, and she hasn’t looked back.

This year alone, Bridgers has toured with Conor Oberst, performed a South X Lullaby from an Austin hotel bed, and released her first album, Stranger In The Alps.