Premiere: Bonzie — “How Do You Find Yourself, Love?” MP3 Stream
Chicago's Nina Ferraro recorded new track with Steve Albini
Nina Ferraro, the 18-year-old Chicago-based singer/songwriter who performs under the moniker, Bonzie, released her debut LP, Rift Into the Secret of Things, in August. The album showcases the young artist's assured talent, its songs ranging from elegant folk with ambient and orchestral touches to more ramshackle country numbers that recall the feisty weariness of Bright Eyes.
After the album's completion, Ferraro met with Steve Albini and headed into his studio, Electrical Audio, to record the new track, "How Do You Find Yourself, Love?" There, they were joined by Jeff Parker and Dan Bitney of Tortoise, along with Iron & Wine bassist, Matt Lux, and Sufjan Stevens' drummer, James McAlister. Two of Ferraro's influences, PJ Harvey and Jim O'Rourke, are apparent on the intimate, dramatic track, which, as to be expected, gets a bit noisy.
"We were all on the same page," Ferraro says of the live-to-tape session. "We did risky things as experiments on the song and decided to keep them. It was a freeing process."
Bonzie has opened recent live sets with the song. She performs tonight at Lincoln Hall in Chicago as support for headliner Ivan & Alyosha.
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