Following the singles “The Wind” and “Growth/Decay”, today Doe Paoro unveils “Nostalgia”, taken from her Anti- debut album After released on September 25th.
The track was co-written by Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn & John. Where the “The Wind”, produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon with beats by Chicago duo Supreme Cuts, was a quiet and minimal, and “Growth/Decay” was a groove-laced, gospel-inspired slow jam, “Nostalgia” is synth pop, grounded by Paoro’s song writing. In her own words: “I’m interested in the reconstruction of memory– it’s so human to selectively remember either only the good or bad parts of a situation. Personally, replaying those narratives is a way to avoid receiving what’s happening right now, and moving on from the past. So I’m working on staying present, because that’s the safest place for me to be, and I wrote the lyrics to “Nostalgia” as a reminder to myself. I brought them to Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John) in 2013 during a 5-day songwriting bender together in Stockholm and we wrote the song.”
For After, Paoro also worked with worked with producers Sean Carey (drummer / supporting vocalist for Bon Iver) and BJ Burton (The Tallest Man on Earth, Sylvan Esso, and others) to even further deepen her musical repertoire, creating a hybrid of R&B, synthpop, and indie-leaning electro rooted in an earthy minimalism, drawing from influences ranging from Carole King to Portishead, Aretha Franklin and beyond. The album was recorded at April Base, a Wisconsin ranch house that Vernon had converted into a studio. “I’m used to just working with a piano,” says Paoro, “but with this album, we built an entire world with the sonics alone.”