May 19th 2015 will see the release of the sophomore self-titled LP from American singer-songwriter Holly Miranda. In advance of what promises to be an interesting release the artist has today released a live performance of a new track ‘Until Now’ (which can be seen above).
The new album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2010 release ‘The Magicians Private Library’ and the artist explained the writing process for this forth-coming LP…
“I had a dream that I was going to rent a house in Joshua Tree and go write by myself for a month. I’d never been there before, but I woke up the next day and booked the first house I found and left a few days later. It was about getting away from the chatter of Los Angeles and reconnecting with myself and nature. I had a bit of writer’s block after the last record, I wasn’t having fun anymore and I really needed to get back the core of why I started making music 17 years ago.” she says.
“This is the most honest thing I’ve ever made; it’s very raw and is a contrast to what I’ve done in the past,” she says. After writing in Joshua Tree, she headed to Brooklyn, New York in the winter of 2012 to record most of the album, enlisting the help of bandmates Timmy Mislock, Maria Eisen and David Jack Daniels, while taking turns herself on piano, drums, guitar and bass. “There’s a Motown vibe to some of the songs” she notes of the recordings. “I wanted it to feel like the band was playing the songs live. There’s also a few that are more electronic and ethereal,” like the song “Come On.” She recorded that track in Los Angeles with David Andrew Sitek, producer of her 2010 release The Magicians Private Library.
Outside of recording, Miranda’s kept plenty busy. She recently toured the globe playing guitar for ‘Karen O’ in support of her solo debut Crush Songs, she toured Spain for the annual Voces Femininas festival and is currently working on a graphic novel with Portland based artist Catherine Lazar Odel.
The full track-listing for the new Holly Miranda LP is as follows…
‘Mark My Words’
‘All I Want Is To Be Your Girl’
‘Whatever You Want’
‘The Only One’
‘Heavy Heart ‘