Category Archives: Les muses de La Musa

The muses of La Musa: Lucius

Every Lucius song begins with what Holly Laessig calls “coffee talks,” in which she and Jess Wolfe share what’s on their minds—and in the spring of 2020, they had a lot to discuss. Since 2007, Laessig and Wolfe have written this way, learning each other’s stories by heart before weaving them into the lyrics and chord progressions of their inventive indie-pop anthems.

Since releasing their debut album, Wildewoman, the Brooklyn band has brought their unique brand of ’60s-style pop to stages all over the world and received critical acclaim,

On April 8, indie/pop band Lucius will return with Second Nature, its third full-length studio album to date.

The muses of La Musa: Tomberlin

Tomberlin is Sarah Beth Tomberlin, a pastor’s kid born in Florida, raised in rural Illinois. She wrote the majority of her debut, At Weddings (2018), while living at home. For a while after leaving home and church, she lived in Louisville, Kentucky. She worked a day job and kept writing songs. She posted some of these songs to Bandcamp, which led to her signing a record deal with Saddle Creek. It all happened fast: Less than a year after her first live show, she performed on Jimmy Kimmel and she ended up moving to L.A. which is where she wrote Projections (2020), her EP followup to At Weddings

Now Tomberlin has shared another single from her upcoming full-length, i don’t know who needs to hear this…. ‘tap’ follows recent offerings ‘happy accident’ and ‘idkwntht’,

The muses of La Musa: SOAK

Born Bridie Monds-Watson, SOAK (which is a combination of “soul” and “folk”) is a 23-year-old Northern Irish singer-songwriter from Derry fighting for gay rights — and making really incredible music while doing it. The soulful prodigy released her debut album, Before We Forgot How to Dream, in 2015 at only 19 years old.

Three years after the release of their Choice Music Prize-nominated second album, Grim Town, SOAK is set to make their triumphant return with If I Never Know You Like This Again – out on May 20, via Rough Trade Records.

The muses of La Musa: Rae Morris

Since the very beginning of her music making, the career of Blackpool singer songwriter Rae Morris has been one in continual ascension. Drawing influences from the Feist and Kate Bush, her emotive, electronic folk pop sound looks set to reach even more ears.

Now she returns with her first single since 2018, ‘No Woman Is An Island. A perfect example of how honesty, truth and freedom lie at the core of this new songwriting phase for Rae – a celebration of self-love set to lush strings and sparse beats.

The muses of La Musa: FKA twigs

Tahliah Debrett Barnett, known professionally as FKA twigs, is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, video director and actress. She entered the pop-industrial complex as a backup dancer in music videos, a career of appearances that led to the development of a character. Alluring and nymph-like in nature, FKA twigs’ avatar sang songs of yearning — operatic elegies about giving and taking, how quests for power destroy relationships and interrupt intimacy.

With a duo of EPs and her cult favorite debut album LP1, FKA twigs made a name for herself on a meta image that toyed with the gaze of whoever looked upon her.

On her new album CAPRISONGS, FKA twigs finally lifts the veil. Once an aloof video girl; baroque lounge crooner; sword master; pole dancer; and wushu artist, FKA twigs chaotically layers her previous personas on top of one another to reveal Tahliah Barnett, messy but free. Ranging from eerie ballads to sweaty club bangers, each track speaks to the highest expressions of her Capricorn sun, Sagittarius moon and Pisces Venus.

The muses of La Musa: Caroline Polachek

The music projects of songwriter, producer, and singer Caroline Polachek have ranged from the dramatic synth pop of Chairlift to her more brooding alter ego Ramona Lisa, experimental ambient music as CEP, and off-kilter electro-pop under her own name. She cracked the Billboard 200 as a member of Chairlift with their second album, 2012’s Something. In 2019, she issued her first album as Caroline Polachek, Pang, which found her further exploring atmospheric electro-pop, a style she continued to showcase on 2021’s Standing at the Gate.

Caroline Polacheck has released her psychedelic pop tune “Billions”  and its accompanying visual. The song also includes London’s Trinity Choir children’s choir and is produced by Danny L Harle and herself.