“her most striking music, as evidenced by her new album’s smoky new title track.” – The 405
Bird Call, the musical project from Chiara Angelicola, has returned to the masses with a brand new video and single, “Year of the Dogfish.” The video was premiered yesterday with The 405 who calls the track “a fascinating commentary of the performative nature of relationships and how difficult these behaviors are to cut out of our relationships.”
In addition to dropping the new visual, she has announced the release of her next record. Bird Call’s forthcoming LP, Year of the Dogfish, set to be released November 8th, 2019 is Angelicola’s first full-length release since her Will We Get to Mars LP (Zap Records, 2013).
Year of the Dogfish is a collection of songs written by Angelicola between 2016 and 2018, during which Chiara left the Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after a turbulent break-up with her partner, the loss of her 15-year-old dog, and a long struggle with depression and alcohol. Year of the Dogfish is Angelicola’s representation of the complexities of solitude, isolation, loss, recovery, and, ultimately, transcendence. It is her most honest work to date and produced by the artist herself alongside longtime friend, engineer, and mixer Gabriel Galvin of Four Foot Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The album features contributions from former producer Bryan Senti (Mark Ronson, Rufus Wainwright, Feist), Lyenn (Mark Lanegan), and the Budapest Film Orchestra. Mastered by Patrick Brown at Different Fur Studios (San Francisco, CA). All songs are written by Chiara Angelicola. Album Art by Mario Santizo (Guatemala City, Guatemala). Album jacket layout and design by Olivia Hutto Lopez.
Since its inception in 2009, Chiara Angelicola’s most well-known project Bird Call has lured fans and perked ears from music critics like Under the Radar, who describe Bird Call as “dangerous and romantic, emoting over a bed of cinema-worthy synths like Grimes on downers.” Because of the artist’s known propensity towards having a mercurial presence and sound, she is always evolving, yet rooted in a foundation of vulnerable lyrics and a voice that WNYC describes as “direct and impassioned”. Since her 2011 International Songwriting Competition win for “Best Performer” beside pop artist, Kimbra, Angelicola has gone on to share the stage with artists such as Angel Olsen, Empress Of, Kyp Malone’s Rain Machine, Ice Balloons, Donna Lewis and Reptar. In the last decade, Angelicola has released seven EPs and two LPs. Bird Call’s music has been licensed for widespread use and heard on several television networks including Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Fox, and Lifetime.