Interview: Rachel Zeffira

Hear an interview with Rachel Zeffira tonight on Echoes

Rachel Zeffira Live on EchoesRachel Zeffira is a former operatic soprano who now vocalizes in caressing whispers. She makes an enchanting and haunting dream pop, telling tales of suicide and lost love, placing it all in a chamber music setting. She doesn’t like to reveal the meanings of the songs on her album, CD of the Month The Deserters, but she does, on Echoes.

Highlights:

On her hushed singing style:  I’m singing in a completely opposite way to what I did in opera.  I couldn’t be doing things more differently and I was quite loud as an opera singer.

Rachel Zefirra - The Deserters

Rachel Zefirra – The Deserters

On her honesty: It’s so embarrassing telling you all these lies.  I mean, you’re, you’re not gonna believe a thing that I tell you after.

One the lie that got her group, Cat’s Eyes, into the Vatican Church:  I wrote to the Vatican and I said we were a visiting choir.

Something true about “Letters from Tokyo”: And then they got detectives onto it and stuff and eventually they found that the mom had, had jumped off a cruise ship and died.

Something more true:   If I can’t be honest in my music then I’m really screwed, so this album had to be honest.

Hear Rachel Zeffira’s full interview tonight on Echoes.

Read a review of Rachel Zeffira’s The Deserters and hear several tracks.

Below, watch Rachel Zeffira’s video for The Deserters.

Rachel Zeffira’s group Cat’s Eyes, at the Vatican:

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One Response to “Interview: Rachel Zeffira”

  1. funnyfannyma Says:

    Reblogged this on Carpe Diem. and commented:
    Enchanting. Flow of thoughts.

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