Ora Cogan Is Inspired By Tales Of Difficult Love For “Dyed”

[Cover photo credit to photo credit: Stasia Garraway]

Experimental singer/songwriter Ora Cogan recently announced the Aug 25th, 2023 release of her new album Formless and shared the VHS/Super 8 video for first single “Cowgirl”.  Now, Cogan has also released a tale of “awkward love” with the release of “Dyed.”

Cogan shares:

I wrote ‘Dyed’ while I was reading Italo Calvino’s ‘Difficult Loves.’ It’s about how strange and ridiculous romance is… how ridiculous human interaction can be. You’re dealing with people on the surface but also their imaginations, fears, dreams, and projections. We’re just a bunch of broken funhouse mirrors sometimes and that’s sort of horrifying but also kinda fun.  

Dyed” is part two of a trilogy of videos by Latro Films created for Formless. The video “revolves around a singular character who carries water as a symbol for the human heart and we follow her interactions with others in her world.”  

Recorded in mostly off-the-floor takes with David Proctor and Finn Smith on analog tape at Vancouver Island’s Risque Disque Studio and co-produced by Cogan and Loving’s David Parry, the album features international guest stars including Cormac Mac Diarmada from LANKUM, who plays strings on “Feel Life,” and a duet with Y La Bamba on “Ways of Losing.”   

Cogan and her band will be performing an album release show in support of Formless at The Wise Hall in Vancouver, BC on October 25th, 2023.

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