White Poppy is the creation of Crystal Dorval, a Canadian experimental musician and songwriter hailing from Vancouver Island, BC, but now settled in Vancouver….Read More
British Columbian inner-peacenik Crystal Dorval’s “experimental therapeutic pop” project White Poppy has been evolving and percolating into fresh forms the past couple years, but last winter she ventured out from her bedroom haven, packing a satchel full of 4-track tapes and boarding a boat across the Strait Of Georgia to the town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. She made it to The Noise Floor Recording Studio to mastermind and mix the ten deluxe, delirious, dream-gaze gems comprising her self-titled full-length debut. The trek was a triumph.
Fusing the warm, washed tonalities of her earliest cassette-blurred lotus meditations within a richer range of glittering guitar gestures, sky-way keyboard cascades, and neon-violet vocal refractions, the collection captures the catchy, dizzy fuzz and textured, opiated heights of Dorval’s deceptively vulnerable songcraft. The see-sawing balance of faded, forlorn freefalling (“Emotional Intelligence,” “Existential Angst”) with buoyant, blissed independence-pop (“Wear Me Away,” “Without Answers”) conjures a real rainbow mood ring three-dimensionality, a kaleidoscope of intimate drifter soul. True-gaze for a newer age.
White Poppy is the solo project of British Columbian Crystal Dorval, who is excited to announce her debut self-titled full-length record, out September 3rd on Not Not Fun. The band has released their first single “Wear Me Away,” a track that stands for a record full of “dreamy, washed out, lovesick stunnersRead More