Eerie Wanda – the brainchild of audio and visual artist Marina Tadic – shares new single “Sleepy Eyes“, track taken from her upcoming sophomore album Pet Town, out on January 19th via Joyful Noise.
On her second LP, Pet Town, she used minimal recording techniques, where Tadic shaped these ten songs from sheer intuition, while drawing inspiration from solitude. Although her two bandmates Jasper Verhulst and Jeroen de Heuvel are each relatively close geographically (residing in Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Nijmegen), the band decided to record each of their parts alone, in their own homes. And weave the songs together remotely, like pen-pals making a quilt. “I’ve written the songs in a period of my life in which I was feeling quite alone. I wanted the recording process to feel like that too“, says Marina.
Mixed by producer Jasper Geluk, the album is perched in warm, homespun sounds—live drums are replaced with handclaps, finger snaps, and a Roland-CR 78 drum machine, enhancing the music’s tactile and intimate headspace.
Tadic is still left guessing how Pet Town came to be, exactly. “I wrote the songs over a period of time spent inside my shell, and I needed that time. Not escaping it brought me a lot of growth. I love to think I’m connected with some other dimension which sends me the songs and I can catch them if I’m in the right zone.”
Listen to new single below.