Following the release of the first two singles: ‘Coat of Arms’ (accompanied by stunning stop motion animation video by award winning director Isabel Garrett) and ‘Illuminate Your Senses’ which received support from Wonderland, Beat Magazine, She Makes Music, The Tinnitist, That Buzzing Sound, Girl Underground Music, Cashbox Canada and more, Morchella releases the ‘Woman of Now – EP.
The focus track, ‘Woman of Now’ was inspired by the simple idea that nothing really matters other than the present moment and there can be a lot of beauty in that – if you are able to stop and appreciate your surroundings. “This is the mood I tried to capture in the instrumentation / production of the song, particularly the choruses, with the verses taking on a grittier tone” says the singer. “I was lucky to work with a very talented band who really helped bring this to life. The song was written before the pandemic, but I can certainly speak for myself that ‘living in the present’ has been a saving grace in these uncertain times when the future can be too scary to contemplate. Perhaps this is a sentiment that others can also relate to.” Sonically – the track takes inspiration from the likes of PJ Harvey, Sharon Van Etten, Anna Calvi, Bat For Lashes and Radiohead.
Appreciation for the present moment is a recurring theme on the EP. ‘Slow Down (To Speed Up Again)’ explores themes of time, whilst ‘Coat of Arms’ focuses on the beauty of a particular moment in the here and now. The EP was recorded at Hackney Road studios with Shuta Shinoda (Jehnny Beth, Hot Chip, Ghostpoet, Daughter) along with a very talented band. “This has been a long time in the making and I am excited to finally share it.”
Morchella is a London based musician, producer and multi-instrumentalist, drawing inspiration from the likes of PJ Harvey, Weyes Blood, Sharon Van Etten, Bat for Lashes and Radiohead
Born and raised in Ukraine in her early years and spending much of her childhood moving from county to country, Morchella’s early musical education was very rich and varied. From choirs to orchestras: she went on to teach herself piano and then guitar, which led to songwriting and eventually production. A few years back Morchella released ‘The Final Piece – EP’ (under previous moniker, Threepwood) which she wrote and produced. The EP was well received by blogs such as ‘The Line of Best Fit‘, and ‘Just Music That I Like’ (Hype Machine), as well as achieving BBC prime time TV usage.