Masha Qrella Debuts New Video for “Take Me Out” with IFC, Releases First New Album in Seven Years
Analogies LP Out June 5 on Morr Music
Watch the video for ‘Fishing Buddies’
Download First Single ‘Crooked Dreams’
Berlin-based songwriter Masha Qrella has debuted a new video for “Take Me Out,” the second single off her long-awaited Analogies album, out on June 5th with Morr Music. The song is part of the soundtrack for an intense internationally award-winning documentary “Meine Freiheit, Deine Freiheit” about women in prison and their way back to ‘freedom’, which premieres this week. A founding member of Berlin-based bands Mina and Contriva, Qrella first stepped out as a singer/songwriter in her own right with the release of her first solo album Luck. After two more full-lengths, Unsolved Remained and Speak Low, a collection of beautifully-rendered Kurt Weill and Frederick Loewe cover songs released in 2009, the latest Analogies LP truly marks a high point in her career.
Analogies is essentially Qrella’s take on pop music, somewhere between folk, indie rock, and all the huge radio anthems from previous decades. Starting with her own past in Berlin’s musical avant-garde and the party heydays of the 90s, the album has a certain proximity to Stereolab’s experimental library music, The Cure’s mainstream melancholy, and the all-embracing sonic albatross wings of bands like Fleetwood Mac. At the same time she has kept an eye on that one thing which has always been the very core and heart of pop music: the song itself, and Analogies has become the perfect canvas to bring it to life.
1. Take Me Out
3. Crooked Dreams
4. Fishing Buddies
5. Last Dance
6. One Step
7. Take Your Time
8. Call My Name
10. Fishing Buddies (Brokeback Version)
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