In case you can’t tell, over here we’re addicted to STORRY and the music she makes. The prolific creator is back with STORR-ies, the in between chapters, with her second project this year – INTERLUDE-19. Released on Saturday, September 5 (STORRY’s birthday), the visual album explores themes like time, waiting, power, self-deprecation and death.
Photo by Karimah Zakia Issa
JUNO-nominated STORRY loves a play on words, and visual musical representation. TELLING is a commentary on society’s reliance on technology and the power it has over our lives. STORRY has brought us a visually decadent showcase of this third single from INTERLUDE-19.
While the word, interlude, is defined as “an intervening or interruptive time, space or event…when a situation or activity is different from what comes before and after it,” STORRY comments on the project themes: “We’re in reflection, in limbo. We’re waiting and are uncertain of what the world will be after all. It can feel like purgatory, springing up a multitude of emotions. It’s an interruption from our ‘busy’ness and our frenzied state of ego and consumption. We are now forced to either look at ourselves, at our world, or otherwise attempt to drown ourselves with frivolous distractions. But this time, these months, this year, though seemingly endless, is but a blip in time. A flash in the pan. So, I decided to call this record INTERLUDE-19.”
The EP opens and closes with an Arabic lullaby STORRY’s mother (who appears on the track) used to sing to her called NAMI NAMI. STORRY explains that “a central theme on the EP is the cyclical nature of life and wanting to be awake for it. Wanting to feel alive and autonomous. Though putting a child to sleep might seem counter-intuitive to being awake, going to sleep can also symbolize a brighter morning and a new beginning.“INTERLUDE-19’s tracklist forms a powerful statement: DEATH, DON’T, WAIT, FOR NO ONE, SO, LIVE, A STORRY, WORTH, TELLING.