A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of New York City, Breanna Barbara writes songs that make your soul dance, songs that make you question how many lives you’ve led, and if you ever lived at all. Through her rambling of the Earth, she traced a map constellated with pins, strings and patterns. Here’s one that traces St. Augustine to New Orleans, to New York City, knotting the places where she once lived. Another loops around the kingdoms of Scandinavia then, lower, ties the mountains of Switzerland, through the beaches of Italy, to the monuments of Paris where she sung her songs to foreign followers. Over here, Nashville is tacked: a keepsake for her first album, ‘Mirage Dreams,’ which she recorded with Andrija Tokic, that went on to praises from V Magazine (“her smoky quartz voice is one in a million”), Bandcamp (“fans of Chelsea Wolfe and King dude will find plenty here to love”), and Action Bronson who invited her to perform on his VICELAND talk show The Untitled Action Bronson Show. Her song “Nothin’ but your Lovin’” went on to soundtrack Dior’s Love Chain New York ad campaign. The densest fragment of the tapestry, with strands criss-crossing throughout, covers North America, when she released an official re-work of trip-hop legend Tricky’s “When We Die” before joining forces with his touring band as the lead female vocalist before recording songs for his latest record and label’s first compilation. Barbara has also performed extensively in her hometown of New York City; Bryant Park’s Emerging Music Festival, Meltasia, and Seaport District, and opened for Deer Tick, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Delicate Steve to name a few. If you squint, these motifs might start making sense but don’t be fooled: the full picture is yet to come.
“Barbara conjures a vibrant, shifting soundscape that’s as vivid as Technicolor and as immediate as cinéma vérité, a blend that’s gripping upon the first listen and reveals more details with each subsequent spin.” – Rolling Stone
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