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Maria Neckam - 'Because I Sang So' (EP Premiere)

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder / @helaryous

Maria Neckam has always been one of my favorite vocalists ever since I fell in love with her album Deeper in 2010. She’s been, as of late, marching to the beat of her own drum, releasing electronic music EPs under the moniker Milán. There are rumors of a completely new direction for Neckam in 2018, but along the way she stumbled upon some old, unreleased recordings...

These are never before released songs/versions of songs that were recorded at Michael Brorby’s ‘Acoustic Recording’ studio in Brooklyn a few years ago, with Aaron Goldberg on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums, as well as Samir Zarif and Lars Dietrich on saxophones on the last track. “When I listened back, I realized that I still liked them a lot and decided they needed to see the light of day. Revisiting these songs with some distance and more life experience, I felt that I could add a few more layers in meaning to them ... it was sort of a full circle experience, but in the sense of returning to your core not as the same, but a better version of yourself - stronger, wiser, happier.”

We’re happy to be premiering the resulting EP entitled Because I Sang So below and are anxiously awaiting for Neckam’s next full-length album! Although this buys her a little time...