Half Waif released ‘Torches’, the second track single from her upcoming ‘Lavender’ due to drop on April 27th.
“‘Torches’ opens with the terror of a world that burns, tempered by the cool reminder of an undying coast somewhere nearby. It then imagines what happens when that lit darkness reaches you before you can reach the water’s edge – when you come to feed off it, called by the scream of the open, endless road. It’s probably not surprising that I wrote this song in the days immediately after Trump’s election, driving through Texas on a stretch of highway.” – Nandi Rose Plunkett.
Plunkett writes, records and performs under the name Half Waif. Her music embodies her pensive nature and her lifelong endeavor to reconcile a sense of place. She richly layers collage of blinking electronic soundscapes, echoes of Celtic melodies and the elegiac chord changes of 19th-century art music (and of modern sensibilities).
“Lavender is so named for my grandmother Asha – a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil in a pot on the stove. The first time I noticed her doing this, it struck me as a kind of magic: the small black cauldron bubbling with a piece of the earth. She did it to make the house smell good. I believe it was also a ritual of purification, clearing out any shadows that may have tried to creep into the old English home she’d lived in, alone, for fifty years.”
The journey continues.
And we’re glad.
We’d reviewed her first single ‘Keep It Out’, from the upcoming album.
Half Waif is rep’ed by Cascine.