Carmody releases her new single “Memory” ft. Alfa Mist and Laura Misch. The track is lifted from her recently announced debut album Imperfect Constellations, out July 6th 2022 via Young Poet.
Imperfect Constellations will be split into four separate “constellations” – with each constellation housing tracks that are all thematically linked.
“Memory” is released along with previously released track “Replace” and new track “Still” as part of ‘Constellation A’ of the album, “a group of songs that explore how we remember” as described by Carmody herself.
Carmody‘s vivid poetry is once again brought to the fore, placed within jazz-tinged, beat-orientated instrumentation, bursting with complexity and understated musical prowess.
Commenting on the new single, Carmody said: “This song was written with Alfa Mist, we wanted to create a record exploring the concept of ‘memory’ and although it was never released, I recently contacted him and asked if I could use this song for my album. It is a song about carrying your memories with you and making them a part of your every day, in spite of the people or things you lose along the way. Laura Misch is playing a beautiful sax line in the chorus, which really brought the piece to life.”
Marrying the subtle danceability and complex rhythms of In Rainbows-era Radiohead with the stark emotional connection of Ex:Re – “Memory” provides further proof of Carmody‘s captivating talent.
Speaking on the release of ‘Constellation A’ today, which features the previously released “Replace” and new track “Still”, Carmody said: “Constellation A explores the multi-faceted concept of ‘memory’, as I examine how to remember, and keep sacred the things and people that are lost, without feeling a bitterness for what I no longer have. When my grandfather was diagnosed with dementia 5 years ago I watched his stories and his sense of self slowly disappear. It was surreal to me that I still had the past we shared together, but he had no recollection of it. In ‘Still’ I wanted to write about how his sense of self could be found through me and my memories of us together. Although these 3 songs are some of the oldest on the record, they orbit the world I currently inhabit, and as each constellation is released I’ll move further into the centre of things and where it all began.”
Carmody‘s debut album Imperfect Constellations follows her previously released EPs: 2020’s ‘My Jupiter’, 2019’s ‘Catching Blue’, 2018’s ‘Five Kinds Of Loveless’, debut solo EP ‘Skin’ in 2016 and her 2014 collaborative EP ‘Out to Sea’ with Tom Misch.
Drawing as much from the 70’s folk magic of Joni Mitchell and Joan Armatrading as from contemporaries including Jordan Rakei and Lianne La Havas, Carmody has accumulated over 70 million streams across her catalogue to date, and widely supported across press (Notion Magazine, Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit) and radio (BBC R1, 6Music, BBC R2).