Premiere: BONZIE: “As the Surface Rose” and “Half Full” Double Single
Dec 04, 2016
Nina Ferraro, the 21 year young Chicago singer/multi-instrumentalist known as BONZIE, floats out this introduction to her second full-length album, Zone on Nine, due out early 2017. The title track of the double single, "As the Surface Rose," conjurs an emotive vacuum where BONZIE's voice and piano keys hover and haunt. She describes the experimental title track, where she collaborated with San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Blue Hawaii’s Agor Cowan: “We recorded strings and horns and piano and came up with this almost classical-sounding recording, then spliced everything up with electronics and completely messed with that....I wanted to create a feeling of being lifted from reality, with these small but powerful sounds that shift you in all different directions.” Well, it worked. The forthcoming album was produced by Ferraro herself, along with Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst) and Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon). The team-ups seem to be serving BONZIE well. Listen to both "As the Surface Rose" and the other half of the double single, "Half Full," below.