Australian-born Brighton-based musician Penelope Trappes has shared a new single/video, “Fur & Feather,” from her forthcoming album Penelope Three, out May 28th on Houndstooth.
Following lead single/video “Nervous,” “Fur & Feather” highlights the relationship between Trappes’ music and her bold visual identity. The video, self-directed again in collaboration with art collective Agnes Haus, visualizes the track’s ethereal, heady tone as Trappes’ movements are slowed down, mimicking her vocals as they inch above serene piano and reverberated guitar.
Trappes elaborates on the track: “I wrote ‘Fur & Feather’ after becoming inspired by the Celtic mythological tale of The Selkie, which is about ‘homing’ – returning to a sense of Self. I found this treasure within the well-known book Women Who Run With Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkes Estés. In preparation for the inevitable day that my sole daughter would leave home after 18 years, I carried a great sense of bittersweet loss in my heart. The Selkie reminded me of how I always knew the time would come when I’d be physically and emotionally alone and because of this I have always kept my own identity intact.”
Listen to “Fur & Feather” and watch the video for it below: