If you ever were (or are) a fan of dreampop or shoegaze music, you need to listen to this track from Brooklyn’s own My Favourite Things. Aptly called ‘A Little Closer’, this song really does make me want to cozy up to the speaker and leave this on repeat. Today I have the pleasure of presenting you with this first track off their forthcoming album ‘Fly I Will, Because I Can’.
The Tinkerbell of dream-gaze has finally emerged, weaving fantastic spells and treading new ground in the land of fusion-filled frolicking. ‘A Little Closer’ sounds like: MBV meets Tortoise, A Sunny Day in Glasgow. This is the most succinct rosebud of text I can piece together on this delightful offering.
OK – maybe she didn’t just emerge – it seems she’s been here for a while (I just didn’t notice). This is evidently the third album from My Favourite Things, founded by Dorothea Tachler (formerly of Igloo, The Swirlies, Alles Wie Gross), following up “rarara” (2009) and “Tomorrow’s Far Away” (2013).
Rich in melody and heavy on layers without being overbearing, this track is sure to appeal to fans of My Bloody Valentine, Beach House, Broadcast, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Spotlight Kid and Tamaryn.
Although the songs on all releases from My Favourite Things are written by Dorothea Tachler, the collaborators on the previous album ‘Tomorrow’s Far Away’ include a whole list of established musicians: 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).
This album marks a new era for Dorothea, who uses songwriting as a medium to deal with difficult situations that life has dealt her. “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 Dorothea Tachler.
“This album has made me grow as a songwriter, producer and recording engineer. From a different perspective, this record was like my journal in a difficult time, ridden with a lot of changes: a lot of my friends and family had moved away, my relationship ended, I lost my apartment and had to move, and I became sober, which lead to losing specific social contacts I had until then, who I had thought of as friends – it was all hard, but rewarding in the end to go through this process
The album ‘Fly I Will, Because I Can’ will be available on July 14, but you can already make sure you’ll be getting your copy (and supporting the artist directly) by pre-ordering from the artist’s Bandcamp at https://myfavouritethings.bandcamp.com/album/fly-i-will-because-i-can