Elena Tonra, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Daughter, has announced details of a solo project.
Running parallel to Daughter, she’s assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need. Just finished, it’s being released with equal speed and will be out digitally this Friday (30th November).
Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others. Taking on a creative moniker, she chose Ex:Re to mean ‘regarding ex’ and also ‘X-Ray’ as a way to look inside and see what is really there. Writing took a year but the recording process lasted mere months, turning to Fabian Prynn (4AD’s in-house engineer and producer) and composer Josephine Stephenson on cello to help bring Ex:Re to life.
Working under the moniker of TT, Theresa Wayman of Warpaint has remixed ‘The Hand You Deal’ from Fenne Lily’s debut album ‘On Hold’.
Swimming Tapes have unveiled the official video for their current single ‘Easy Strand’. The lyrics of the swirling shoegaze track explore the distortion of memories over time and to mirror this in the video the band channeled vintage imagery.