“A powerful sense of introspection.. she mulls over personal matters and pandemic-inspired reflections on self-improvement” Flood
Out today, Marina Allen reveals ‘Halfway Home’ from her new album ‘Centrifics’ set for release on 16th September on Fire Records.
It’s a long trip that heads for shelter with the world weariness of ‘Halfway Home’ which resonates with the kind of baroque pop warmth that Neil Young summoned up as an antidote to Americana on ‘Harvest’.
“Halfway Home is my hype-man song. I wrote it for a friend I really believe in, who was stuck in their own thoughts. It’s a wake up song, a friendship song, a song I wrote because I needed to hear it too” Marina Allen
Full of surprising melodies and hooks, contemplative, and constantly startling. Not your typical singer-songwriter, Marina Allen draws from influences as wide as loft jazz, Karen Carpenter, Meredith Monk and the New York avant-garde, and modern masters like Joanna Newsom, Neko Case, and Fiona Apple.
While the more DIY Candlepower, pieced together over a couple of years was subversive, and obscure, the focused Centrifics is more joyful, funny and direct. Lilting melodies contrast with serious messages, while Allen’s extraordinary range and depth of singing showcases her carefully considered nuances.
Recorded at a number of studios across L.A between 2021 and 2002, Centrifics was produced, engineered and mixed by Chris Cohen and co-engineered by Jonny Kosmo. It features performances from Chris Cohen, Logan Hone, Jonny Kosmo, Emily Elhaj (Angel Olsen), Jasper McMahon, Ben Varian and Joachim Polack (Pearl and the Oysters, Mild High Club).
‘Centrifics’ is a collection of awe-inspiring reflections, observations and questions about the self, the world, and how they interact.
21 Sep: Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA, US