Song Premiere | Doe Paoro, “Phases”

Today, acclaimed musician Doe Paoro shares “Phases,” the newest offering from her upcoming EP, Divine Surrendering, out June 10.  Having spent much of the last year deep in the Costa Rican jungle, both exploring ways that music could activate deeper consciousness and seeking an escape from the paradoxically congested and isolated existence of life in a big city, Divine Surrendering allows Paoro and the listener to explore healing worlds beyond.

“Phases” addresses nature directly, speaking to the moon as if it were a nurturing parent, continuing the quest for growth and acceptance. “If I were like you/ I would trust that I would be/ New again,” she sings, with radiating synths and softly shifting rhythms backing her cries. Paoro expands, “‘Phases’ was born from a poem I wrote years ago with the line, ‘Tiny moon, show me how to be graceful with my phases.’ I am a bit obsessed with the moon and always have been. This tender grandmother in the sky that has felt like a friend throughout some of my loneliest moments. This song specifically, and really the whole EP, is me trying to embrace impermanence.”

By deepening her connection with rituals like sound baths, psilocybin ceremonies, and the healing power of music, Paoro’s latest work allowed her to entrust in music’s potential to be a wellspring of uplift in the midst of gossamer beauty. Like the rebirth Paoro experienced in her own journey, the EP finds comfort in a constant sense of newness, growth, and transformation. Throughout Divine Surrendering – a healing ceremony in EP form – Paoro returns to grand humility, harnessing her strength by losing the self, tapping into something immense, and drawing the listener to that same place. “It’s all about learning to trust life, to trust the medicine of life, to remember that we really don’t know anything!” she says. While her music had always incorporated an ethereal, transcendental quality, Divine Surrendering owns up to its title, pushing past the personal and into an immeasurable depth.

Photo Courtesy: Max Wanger