Forest Bees is what happens when you take the daughter of Indian immigrants; feed her on a steady diet of Suicide and shoegaze; strand her as one of the few women of color in a sea of white indie boys playing guitar; drop her into the warm lap of motherhood; write her off as 'boring and domestic'; fire her up to reform her band which only inspired her to start something new. And that leads us to these songs about identify + fluidity + the mindfuck of realizing that who you are is not always who you are allowed to be. Songs about growing up never seeing anyone who looks like you on tv or in magazines - thank you Mindy and Aziz, but you were a little late for me (Off Color); the lonliness of marriage (Independance Day); post-partum depression (Hollow Bones); inarticulate longing (Golden Dream); and the ultimate revenge fantasy of being about to turn your back and walk away from it all (Dust). For those of us who care desperately about music and don't mind the wisdom of 20-somethings, but know life only gets more interesting as we go along.
releases January 17, 2018
All songs written and performed by S.Singh expect Golden Dream (written by S.Singh and J.Larson) and Independence Day (written by S.Singh and Thorsten Sideb0ard). Additional guitars on Golden Dream by Malcolm Posey. Recorded at Tiny Telephone, Oakland. Engineered by Beau Sorenson. Mastered at Chicago Mastering by Matthew Barnhart. Photo by Juliette Tinnus. Background image by Jean-Vincent Simonet.
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