Nostalgic… Dreamy… Pure. These three words describe best the stunning new track ‘I Don’t Know‘ from My Favourite Things‘ upcoming 3rd album ‘Fly I Will, Because I Can‘. The video for the aforementioned track matches perfectly the godlike melody creating goosebumps, thanks to its creators Gi Yong Rhee (director, editor), Takeshi Inamura (cinematographer), Min-Soo Ellen Kim (additional footage) & Uma Sharma (animation). You may call it dream-pop, dream-gaze or even indie-pop, but here at Last Day Deaf we prefer not label this gem under any specific genre. This is magic, and we are “spelled”! When Still Corners met Asobi Seksu…
So, we’re more than proud of this exclusive stream! Just before you press the play button, this is what founder-singer-songwriter Dorothea Tachler quoted about ‘I Don’t Know‘: ‘This song is about the unknown, uncertainty, and on the flip side: potential. It’s about the space you are in when you don’t know about a certain thing or someone how it’ll work out and there’s the worst case thinking and best case thinking or hoping all happening at the same time. Cause really, we never know- it could go a number of ways.‘
Directed and edited by Gi Yong Rhee
Cinematography Takeshi Inamura
Additional footage by Min-Soo Ellen Kim
Animation by Uma Sharma
Music and Lyrics by Dorothea Tachler
Styling Giselle Carrera
Band mates Dorothea Tachler, Michael Figgiani, Yoshio Kobayashi, Yusuke Yamamoto, and Sora Louise Oda Figgiani
This is the third album from My Favourite Things, founded in Brooklyn by Dorothea Tachler (formerly of Igloo, The Swirlies, Alles Wie Gross). Fans of Beach House, Broadcast, dreampop and shoegaze should enjoy the album’s melancholic swaying, melody-rich offerings. This album should also appeal to lovers of acoustic folk music artists such as James Yorkston and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.
Dorothea wrote and produced all the songs with their many textures, owing to the use of multiple instruments, many of which she also played: violins, flutes and autoharps weave in and out of twinkling glockenspiels, vibraphones and intricate, sometimes shredding guitars, delivered on a solid bed of a grabbing bass and ripping drums, with Dorothea’s balmy voice hovering and twinkling atop.
From a young age, her Korean/German/Croatian background has immersed her in a diversity of musical influences, which have shaped her. In 2009, she released “rarara” (Afterhours/Japan), followed by “Tomorrow’s Far Away” in 2013, featuring guest vocals from several friends and former band-mates, including Valerie Trebeljahr of Lali Puna, Damon Tutunjan from The Swirlies, Daru Oda (Norah Jones), Sean Meadows (June of 4, Lungfish), and Doug Scharin (Codeine, HIM, Rex).
“Music was my anchor and my lighthouse in stormy and dark nights, and putting my inner turmoil into words really helped me process it better. It was kind of my metamorphosis, being disintegrated like a chrysalis, and being shaped into something new,” explains Tachler.
When performing live, My Favourite Things appear in different formations, ranging from a solo act to a five-piece band, featuring prominent musicians from the buoyant New York scene: Yoshio “Tony” Kobayashi on drums, Yusuke Yamamoto on vibraphone and synthesizers, Michael Figgiani on bass, and various other talents.
The band has played many venues in the unforgiving NYC music circuit, transporting transfixed audiences from their chaotic built-up urban environments to a twilight world of their own favourite things. Last year, My Favourite Things also toured Germany, featuring Notwist frontman Markus Acher on drums, along with other talented and experienced musicians from Germany’s active band scene.
‘Fly I Will, Because I Can’ is slated for release on July 14 and, on July 18, My Favourite Things will hold their album release event at New York’s Mercury Lounge.