Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Corrina Repp shares her evocative new single + video, “One Summer,” from her new album Island, out November 12 via Jealous Butcher Records. “One Summer” paints a dreamlike atmosphere that mourns the inescapable close of the season. The track soars and swoons as mellifluous strums and atmospherics rise, cultivating an indelible warmth that builds into and towards a feeling bigger than the titular summer, Corrina’s sure vocals passionately pining for the feeling of love. Repp expands, “There’s a melancholy I’ve always felt in the fleeting summer. A warm and subtle passing of long days and everything they held. Reminiscing about childhood freedoms, and a long lost love who passed away years later and the captured memory of an Indian summer.”
Island is Corrina’s first self-written and self-recorded album, produced in a tiny apartment on a hill in Echo Park during a time of isolation at the start of the pandemic. Resonant and resolute, the album is suffused with peaceful energy, touching on universal themes while existing as a document of Corrina’s inner life during that time. Hyper-focused due to these limits, Repp drew on her natural strengths of voice and guitar, resulting in music even more markedly intimate than her previous work. Island spans everything from haunting folk to exploratory guitar to cinematic pop, with Corrina’s voice and instrument taking turns sharing center stage. In Corrina’s sparse yet emotive way, her album calmly presents a score for our everyday lives that is as elegant as it is frank in both form and substance.
Currently based in Los Angeles, Corrina Repp originally emerged in the Portland scene where, across six albums, the critically acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter developed her sound and carved out a space for her music. During that time, she also joined experimental indie rock band Tu Fawning, which allowed her to explore and hone her skills in a quartet setting. In addition to her musical history, Corrina has graced television screens across the country, thanks to recurring turns on Portlandia and an on-screen performance of her song “Lightest Light” on FX’s Better Things. The critically acclaimed show also featured Repp’s “Release Me,” as did others like Netflix’sOrange Is The New Black, and The Fosters. Her song “Only A Beat” was also featured in the credits of the Netflix film, Mercy Black.
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