Half Waif Releases New EP ‘Portraits’

    Half Waif has today released a new EP called Portraits, which features piano and voice arrangements of two songs from each of Nandi Rose’s ANTI- albums: 2020’s The Caretaker and 2021’s Mythopoetics. Arriving ahead of the musician’s forthcoming live dates, the release is accompanied by videos of stripped-back performances of each track. Watch and listen below.

    “I came to music and to songwriting when I was a kid, singing at a piano,” Rose explained in a statement. ”Over the years, I learned to build layered arrangements around the songs, which at times felt like a kind of armor. Returning to these voice and piano arrangements feels particularly vulnerable for me. There’s nothing to hide behind. But it also feels like a homecoming, a nod to where I came from. In this form, I saw the songs from a new angle – it was like we were meeting again after we’ve both done some growing up. Sometimes we can say more with so much less.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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