NEKO CASE hat für den 1. Juni den Release ihres neuen Albums "Hell-On" bei ANTI- angekündigt - eine Sammlung aus farbenfrohem, enigmatischem Songwriting mit ihren bislang wagemutigsten Arrangements. Den Titelrack stellt NEKO CASE schon jetzt vor.
"Hell-On" wurde von NEKO CASE persönlich produziert, bei sechs der insgesamt zwölf Songs hatte sie dabei Hilfe von Co-Produzent Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn & John). Gemixt wurden die Tracks von Lasse Martin in Stockholm.
Das Album featured Gäste wie unter anderem BETH DITTO und MARK LANEGAN.
"My name is Neko Case. I am a music producer, songwriter, and musician. I just finished a record called ‘Hell-On’ with a cast of talented musicians, techs, label folks and friends.
What I want you to know about me isn’t too much, nor do I want to over talk it. What you take away on your own, as a listener is most important. I worked really hard and I was present for every second of this project. Producing a record is a huge task and there were times I was deep in the weeds, but that is normal for a record that takes a year plus. The weeds aren’t so bad. There were a lot of break-through moments, belly-laughs, sleepless nights and grubby, shiny jeans. In the end it was all worth it and I am so proud of how it turned out, and I am so grateful to have worked with such dedicated, giving artists to make it happen.
There were a few challenges during the making of this record from small (scheduling difficulties, and occasional miscommunication) to large (my house burning down while I was overseas.) But none of them are the story of this recording, the songs are the story. They are my best self. They are everything I’ve worked for since I was a kid, whether I knew it or not.
I write songs from a feeling of solidarity with folks who feel alone or isolated, I think I’m trying to comfort people in this way. It’s not a forceful way rather "No commitment necessary;" take it if you want it, take it as you can.
My style is odd, I don’t know what genre this is. I don’t have a pretty voice or a trained voice, and I am constantly disappointed that I don’t have a “tough” voice, no matter how hard I practice, but it’s mine, and for all its loud, heavy-handed, nasal, vibrato-less qualities I accept it. The closest sound I have found to compare it to is Bulgarian Folk singing. My Eastern ancestors could have been proud of me a century ago? I could have been a droning “caller of wasps” perhaps? I just invented that job, I like the sound of it.
The songs are who I believe myself to be and that will change, but for now that’s how it is and I’m very satisfied with that.”
02. Last Lion Of Albion
03. Halls Of Sarah
04. Bad Luck
05. Vurse Of The I-5 Corridor
06. Gumball Blue
07. Dirty Diamond
08. Oracle Of The Maritime
10. Sleep All Summer
11. My Uncle's Navy
12. Pitch Or Honey