London-based Canadian-born Bliss Carmxn confronts queer doubt and depression on the breathy and relentless new single ‘Powder’ from Wicked Hag records in Berlin.
Channelling ‘Body Talk’ era Robyn and Brazilian Forró powerhouse Banda Calypso ‘Powder’ is a dream-pop synth-powered tale about all the voices who told you you can’t, and about all the false promises – everlasting love, meritocracies, hope just around the corner – that we eat up to think we can.
‘Salt, sugar, drugs, make-up, protein shakes, carbs, pharmaceuticals, vitamins…Powder is the thing we use to cope, it’s the thing we take off to be real, and the thing we realise is all we have.’
Digital download in all formats available here or via our bandcamp.
released January 24, 2020
Artist: Bliss Carmxn
Composer: Adam Kaasa
Label: Wicked Hag
Mixed and Mastered: Seb Roberts (Tsubame Studio, Toronto) and Milan at Masterworks Audio (London)
Photography and Post-Production: Jonathan Leung