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Skullcrusher Shares New Songs ‘They Quiet the Room’ and ‘Quiet the Room’


Skullcrusher has unveiled two new songs, ‘They Quiet the Room’ and ‘Quiet the Room’. Following lead single ‘No matter Suits Collectively’, they’re each set to seem on her forthcoming debut album Quiet the Room and are available paired with movies made in collaboration with Silken Weinberg. Hear and watch beneath.

“’Quiet the Room’ is the primary music I wrote for the album though I didn’t understand it but,” Skullcrusher (aka singer-songwriter Helen Ballentine) defined in a press release. “It felt like opening a secret door into a brand new world. I wrote it on the piano I grew up with and inevitably felt the presence of my childhood self. This may linger with me all through the method of constructing the document.” She continued:

Merely put, the music is about communication and isolation, the sort skilled by a baby that influences their journey into maturity. I used to be excited about my childhood bed room but in addition an unknown room, surreal and empty however for the weighted presence of issues unsaid. The premise of the recording is a stay efficiency I did at Dreamland studios in Woodstock, NY. From that take we added discipline recordings and room atmosphere (crickets, creaking, doorways opening and shutting, footsteps, and so on…). It wasn’t till a 12 months later that I revisited the music as the start of this album.

I had a thought to put in writing an alternate model of the music with completely different chords on guitar. This model, ‘They Quiet the Room’ turned a special music solely. It shifted the tone of the lyrics and as an alternative of a darkish room I imagined enjoying outdoors within the daytime, misplaced in some fantasy world. The 2 collectively, ‘They Quiet the Room’ into ‘Quiet the Room,’ are just like the passing of a day. Maybe one spent as a baby making up imaginary video games outdoors earlier than returning inside for dinner, crossing over some form of barrier as nightfall settles, to have dinner or sit on the piano alone.

Of the accompanying visuals, she added:

The video for ‘Quiet the Room’ got here collectively on the final, however oh so proper, second. A type of shrine to childhood, we spent a lot of the method arranging my private tchotchkes into an intricate nonetheless life. We determined that I might make a drawing all through the video and that this is able to add motion and intimacy to an in any other case nonetheless composition. As we labored, we considered Walter Wick’s basic I Spy books, the Nancy Drew pc video games Silken [Weinberg, creative director] and I each grew up enjoying (and nonetheless play) and the notion of gathering ‘treasure’ as a baby. Shot on digicam, we needed to distinction the crisp open air captured in ‘They Quiet the Room’ with a heat, candle lit, home-footage-esque inside. By means of the window, we see a deeply private second, one which I felt I had skilled earlier than, alone however surrounded by objects I’ve carried with me.

Weinberg commented: “Helen and I like a great quest so we set out for the forest, the place land meets sea. We needed to revisit the sensation of enjoying outdoors all day, in your individual imaginary world, after which having to go inside, both for dinner or to sleep. It felt oddly applicable to convey this state of make consider in an extremely vivid, hyperreal method; an try to discover how your unseen fantasies are bodily manifested and witnessed by the skin world.”

Quiet the Room is about to land on October 14 by way of Secretly Canadian.

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