[ Jagjaguwar / 12in ]
Release Date: Friday 15 October 2021
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In the most literal sense, globally renowned whistler Molly Lewis makes her gorgeous and curious compositions out of thin air. The whistle-led songs on her debut EP The Forgotten Edge are as complex, delicate, and indelible as anything performed with viola or piano.
"Whistling is like a human theremin," said Lewis, an Australian native who's spent the last several years in LA, and whose performances there and around the world are changing any preconceived notions of whistling.
That's not to say Lewis is all serious and snooty about the craft. Quite the contrary. Her sense of humour is witty, self-deprecating, and zany. She's as likely to reference the slapstick Leslie Nielsen film series Naked Gun for music video concepts as she is a classic piece of noir cinema.
Recorded with a crack team of friends and musicians during 2020's quarantine, The Forgotten Edge is rife with incredible performances from Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/Budos Band), Joe Harrison (Charles Bradley, Lee Fields), Eric Hagstrom (Brainstory), Abe Rounds (Meshell Ndegeocello, Andrew Bird, Blake Mills), Leon Michels (El Michels Affair) and more!
A1. Oceanic Feeling
A2. Island Spell
A3. Balcony for Two
B1. The Forgotten Edge
B2. Satin Curtains
B3. Wind's Lament