Release Date 04/08/2016
In Fall 2013, Katy Morley stepped into a machine with a box of old instruments and a pair of borrowed headphones. In Spring 2015, Morly came out. Subsisting mostly on native Minnesotan vegetation and a deep wintery sadness, she abandoned academia and a sensible career in neuroscience to follow an irrepressible drive to fuse emotion with sound. In Defense of My Muse was the first collection of recordings made from this odd union of girl and machine—a curious collision of foreign technology and naive intuition. Informed by her choral background and a penchant for minimalism, In Defense of My Muse offered a poignant glimpse into her strange and beautiful world.
Morly now returns with Something More Holy, her second EP and a body of work that showcases her powerful vocals. Expanding on her lofi and mostly minimal song construction, Something More Holy demonstrates her ability to also write a sticky pop track. The EP was produced in collaboration with Stint from Morly’s new home in LA about which she reflects, “This EP was quite literally a process of finding my voicediscovering how I sing technically, emotionally, and lyrically. But also discovering myself in the context of collaborating with someone else." She continued, "Being so used to working alone, collaborating with my good friend Stint forced me to learn how to communicate what sort of sonic space I wanted to create and also know when to trust someone else's artistry. Working with him actually helped me to understand myself more as an artisthow I create, what I like, what I have to say." Something More Holy is out April 8 on Cascine. To celebrate the new release, we'll share both EPs to radio -- EP Collection and Cascine will release a limited edition 12" with both bundled together. The artwork for both EPs was created by Morly.