Blue Mena Unveils New Single ‘Twisted Time’

    Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Blue Mena has released a new single, ‘Twisted Time’. It’s taken from their forthcoming debut album, Multi Adolescence, which includes the previously shared singles ‘Knocked Out’, ‘Shut the Door’, ‘Phone Song’, and ‘Indigo’. Listen to ‘Twisted Time’ below.

    “I started this track in the summer of 2020 while I was playing with a sample of ‘Keeping Up’ by Arthur Russell and put that twangy guitar riff on top,” Mena explained in a statement. “I had been thinking a lot about how time moves differently when you’re queer, and wanted to write a whole song about it (ended up writing a whole album about it).” They continued:

    Months later, I re-recorded the cellos and brought the track to fellow Arthur Russell-devotee Adam Bainbridge aka Kindness, who helped me get the drums to sit right. Then Bryn Bliska laid down some genius keys and synths. I loved it at the time, but felt like it sounded too much like a “demo” and let the track sit on my computer for over a year until I was wrapping up the album, found it in the demo graveyard, and was like damn I still love this. I went into the studio that night and finished it, and it ended up being my favorite song on the album and was the last one to make it on the tracklist. Very fitting that this song had such a long and non-linear life!

    Multi Adolescence is set to arrive on May 19.

    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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