Multidisciplinary artist, composer and vocalist KÁRYYN has shared ‘Quanta 11:11’, a double-A comprised of two singles ‘SEGMENT & THE LINE’ and ‘TODAY, I READ YOUR LIFE STORY 11:11’. Her debut album, due for release in the spring of next year. ‘Quanta 11:11’ is available to buy and stream here
In November of 2011, KÁRYYN returned to America after a trip to Aleppo to visit two dying relatives. Following a string of close deaths and personal traumas, KÁRYYN decided to leave her native LA to spend time living in seclusion in Cherry Valley, upstate New York in an attempt to process recent events. On the 11th of November and deep in a period of self-examination, KÁRYYN recorded a new song in a single, visceral take. That song, ‘TODAY, I READ YOUR LIFE STORY 11:11’ began a seven-year journey of self-discovery through music – The Quanta Series. Released in pairs over the last year, the eight tracks explore themes of familial legacy, grief, love, quantum physics and the impact humans have on each other. The series completes with today’s release and will form an album release in the new year.
“When this song came out of me, it came out in one go.” KÁRYYN likens the process of recording ‘TODAY, I READ YOUR LIFE STORY 11:11’ to delving deep into darkness in order to uncover the light. “Like a crow flying deep into the forest in order to bring out the jewels, I had to enter that darkness to discover the truth.” The single sets the tone for the full Quanta series, a heroine’s journey of self-discovery and sublimating past trauma. Second track ‘SEGMENT & THE LINE’ muses on impermanence and the reality of facing the consequences of our actions.
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