“…widescreen, hypercolor style of dreampop, tinted with hints of psychedelic texture…”
New Noise Magazine is hosting a premiere of “Three,” a new single from Richmond, Virginia-based multi-instrumentalist BONNIE COSBY. The track is found on her debut solo EP, Virginiana, due in early October through Pax Aeternum.
Though BONNIE COSBY‘s contributions have been heard on releases by a variety of artists in starkly different genres – having recorded with the likes of Bleach Everything, Arepo, Ex Holiday, and Gregor Samsa – she hadn’t let her own musical vision be heard until now. Virginiana, the first release by the Richmond-based artist, sees her handling vocals, guitar, violin, and musical saw accompanied by members of Bleach Everything and Gardener, with Ricky Olson on drums, keyboards, and synth, Duncan Adams on guitar and bass, Graham Scala providing guitar texture/effects, and Dash Lewis adding modular synth. COSBY crafts a widescreen, hypercolor style of dreampop, tinted with hints of psychedelic texture. The album’s themes of confronting mortality, embracing sobriety, and finding oneself in the middle of drastic social change provide a weighty core at the heart of the album’s ethereal delivery. Though Virginiana defies easy categorization, fans of Ida, Dirty Three, and Beach House will likely enjoy the album.
The bulk of Virginiana was recorded and mixed by Ricky Olson at The Ward in Richmond, Virginia, and Duncan Adams’ and Graham Scala’s contributions recorded in their respective homes in Brooklyn, New York, and Asheville, North Carolina. The EP was mastered by Bryan Walthall and completed with artwork by Scala and BONNIE COSBY.
The artist reveals, “‘Three’ has many multiple meanings in this writing process. It’s my third year of sobriety, I wrote and recorded the record in my third trimester of my pregnancy, and it was the third song written of the set of songs recorded in 2021. So, the entire album was recorded over three years as well. This song came together on New Year’s Eve 2021 and pays tribute to the many inspirations surrounding the album.”
Hear BONNIE COSBY’s “Three” first at New Noise Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.
Virginiana will see release through all digital providers by Dark Operative’s digital imprint Pax Aeternum on October 1st. Find preorders at Bandcamp where “Midnight Man” is streaming HERE.
Watch for additional audio previews, video content, and more to post over the weeks ahead.