Szjerdene Bares Her Soul With Her Third Solo EP ‘Trace’.
Following the release of singles ‘Restart’ and ‘Rain’, Szjerdene bares her soul with the launch of her third solo EP ‘Trace’.
Comprised of five spell-binding tracks, Szjerdene writes music to fall in and out of love to. Each record has been intricately crafted to explore the trajectory of romantic relationships, from their effervescent beginnings to their heart-breaking conclusions.
Infused with the delicate electronics of lead singles ‘Restart’ and ‘Rain’, the project is awash with soaring violin instrumentals and Szjerdene’s astute vocal prowess. ‘Clarity’ is a rush through the city at night, glistening synths twinkling like the ghostly glow of car headlights on the motorway, with the shimmering piano melodies of ‘Common Ground’ drawing the EP to a beautiful conclusion – “when all is said and done, we all just want to be understood, accepted and loved”. It’s an intrinsically human record, Szjerdene constructing a blossoming forum for her thoughts to safely reside in.
Shrouded in soft clouds of electronica, “‘Trace’ is the audio construction of a narrative of love” she muses. “A narrative we’re each guilty of and all too familiar with”.
Growing up in East London, Szjerdene now resides along the scenic canals of Amsterdam. This idyllic setting inspired the release of 'Trace', which she co-produced with Hoskins (Beach Season, Blessed, Jolan) over the course of a week. Garnering support from BBC 1Xtra (Jamz Supernova) and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction (Nick Luscombe), as well as praise from Fault Magazine, PopMatters, Dummy, The Line of Best Fit, Kaltblut, XLR8R and EARMILK, the talented musician scribes stories "that transcend the beautifully complex realm of music" - taking back control of her narrative and redefining her once tumultuous relationship with the music industry.
Dappled in dreamy swathes of string instrumentation and Szjerdene’s inate capability to write with her heart on her sleeve, the release of her third EP ‘Trace’ is her most personal work to date – an unapologetic statement of artistic intent.