From album opener “Hey Daydreamer”, a circus-like waltz on longing to return home, through to the tender closing track “States and Spaces”, each song on Sally Seltmann’s album has its own cinematic quality, drawing the listener into a thrilling and emotional journey.
“A dark fairytale for grown ups,” is how Sally describes her song “I Will Not Wear Your Wedding Ring”, while “Billy” tells the story of a woman lamenting the loss of her beloved man. In between there are moments such as “The Small Hotel” with its hopeful mantra and gypsy-folk melodies, where Sally references the optimism and inner-strength that exists within the human psyche.
Sally chose to record the majority of the album at home in her attic studio, working closely with her husband Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches) on co-production. “Darren has such a unique sensibility and vision,” Sally says. “I felt so honored that he wanted to make this album with me.“
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