DORA LACHAISE

‘I Confess’

The New Single

RELEASE DATE: 5th March 2021

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'I confess; I am guilty
I’m lost inside this moment'

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

From an attic overlooking Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol, Dora Lachaise creates dark and otherworldly music. After her Danny Elfman-esque debut single Bone Collector, which was picked up by BBC Bristol and Amazing Radio USA, Lachaise dives into electronica for her second single ‘I Confess’. A guitar-based songwriter who has also fronted gothic metal bands in a past life, her recent tracks have shifted towards soundtrack ambiances and electronic avant-pop. “I’m drawn to strong melodies and interesting chords, more than to any particular genre,” she says. “I want to make things that sound different.”


The visual arts are an important inspiration. She picked her pseudonym to honour Dora Maar, a French surrealist photographer. “For a long time, she was remembered as one of Picasso’s muses,” Dora says. “But she was so much more than that – her photography was experimental and conceptual. There’s mystery; it makes you think. That’s what I’m aiming for in my music as well.”


Dora produces her music herself. “I’ve been diving into production possibilities over the past year. I love trying out instruments and effects; having control over the final sound and atmosphere of a track.”

BEHIND THE TRACK

"My productions had always been based around acoustic guitars and pianos, but electronic artists like Sevdaliza and FKA twigs lured me into a different, more experimental sonic world.” Dora says. The resulting track contrasts gritty, industrial percussion with sparkling, multi-faceted vocals. Inspired by a medieval statue of Mary Magdalene, ‘I Confess’ has launched Dora into the semi-finals of the Dutch national ‘Art Rocks’ competition. “Mary Magdalene’s story was used to pressure girls and women into behaving in a certain way;" she explains. "I wanted to lend my voice to Mary to defend herself, because even today, women are judged by outdated ideas.”

 

'I Confess' is written and produced by Dora Lachaise. Instruments: vocals, keyboards, electronic percussion, acoustic guitar

LYRICS

In the name of the mother, the daughter, and the sacred soul
I don’t recognise myself in your words
You say I’ve a lot to be sorry for
And you braid my hair
And give me a golden dress to wear
Now I am forgiven

I confess; I am guilty
I’m lost inside this moment
With splinters for a heart
I’m still in love
That’s what I’m guilty of


I don’t recognise myself in your words
Mine lay buried in the desert sand
And you used my name - Mary Magdalene
To silence your daughters
So they would remain
Like children forever


I confess; I am guilty
I’m lost inside this moment
With splinters for a heart
I’m still in love
That’s what I’m guilty of


I didn’t fall - but I felt your hand on my back
I didn’t fall - you pushed me towards the edge
Have you forgotten how to love

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