Art School Girlfriend Is It Light Where You Are (Ltd Orange Vinyl)
Label: Universal Music
Format: LP Vinyl
Colour: Orange Vinyl
Genre: Indie & Alternative
Is It Light Where You Are' is the debut album from Art School Girlfriend, moniker of Welsh producer, multi-instrumental musician and song writer Polly Mackey. Mostly written over a two week period of 14-hour solo studio sessions, the bulk of her album is torn straight from a journal kept throughout 2019. Those pages chronicle the end of a US tour, the tumultuous ending of a six-year relationship and Mackey's journey back to London from Margate, where she lived and co-owned a book shop with her then girlfriend. 'The record starts with that feeling of being on the precipice of change', she explains. 'Before deciding to pull everything apart, go through it all and come out the other side'. While the lyrics are autobiographical, the full story can be heard in the album's sonic relief map. 'The main theme is duality between light and dark, lightness and heaviness. The production sort of mimics human emotions: there's a lot of beauty buried underneath these uncomfortable-to-listen-to sounds'.
Track Listing: 1. In the Middle - Art School Girlfriend 2. Is It Light Where You Are - Art School Girlfriend 3. Softer Side - Art School Girlfriend 4. Give - Art School Girlfriend 5. Low Light - Art School Girlfriend 6. Colour Me - Art School Girlfriend 7. Helm - Art School Girlfriend 8. Good As I Wanted - Art School Girlfriend 9. Bored of Myself - Art School Girlfriend 10. Eyes On You - Art School Girlfriend