New York City based singer-songwriter, Angela Sclafani, is moving towards the release of her first full-length album, SONGS OF OTHER SELVES, with the leading roadmap single “How We Meet”. Described as a “sonic journey through the playful world of her inner child and past personas”, this first single feels like an introduction to the mind of a New York theatre kid preparing for an expansive musical ride that doubles as a character study.
Unsurprisingly, the composition and melodies of the song are sweet and graceful as gentle guitar strums and light drumming set the stage for fantastically stacked harmonies. The folk feel that Sclafani manifests gives a distinctly small-town Americana feel, like this could be a meet cute between her and the listener. The “we” of the song’s title and chorus feels warm, inclusive, and invitational.
We will have to wait to learn more about the various characters that Sclafani will bring to the forefront of this album, but as a theater-maker and performer she brings a different kind of personality out of the lyrics that feels transformational and ready to share something new with each song.
If this is how we meet, who knows where this newfound relationship will take us? But Sclafani’s dynamic nature as an artist will, no doubt, waver wonderfully from the mundane and the magical and everything in between.
“How We Meet” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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