[Cover photo Credit to Jaclyn Campanaro]
LA-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Corrina Repp will be releasing new album Island on November 12th via Jealous Butcher Records. The new collection focuses on “confronting sadness and honoring grief”, which sounds like a very important conversation for our times.
The lead single + video, “Count The Tear Drops” gives us a solid idea of where Repp is heading with this album, taking an approach laced with “spare strumming”.
“In order to be able to move through and past grief, one must look into its eyes and name it. ‘Count the Tear Drops’ is about sitting with pain and loss and trying to find a way to live with it. Somehow the sun still rises and we are still here celebrating the smallest of things that keep us going.”
Island is Repp’s first self-written and self-recorded album, produced in an apartment during a time of isolation at the start of the pandemic. It takes in a number of sound traditions, from Folk “cinematic Pop”.
You may also have come across Repp on the screen in a recurring role on Portlandia and an on-screen performance of her song “Lightest Light” on FX’s Better Things. The show also featured Repp’s “Release Me,” as did others like Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, and The Fosters. Her song “Only A Beat” was also featured in the credits of the Netflix film, Mercy Black.