Austin residing, Majestic Casual signee Nora Lilith has revealed the achingly beautiful, alternative new single “Misfed”. Fall in love with her intimate, alluring and delicate vocal as she ushers you in to a world within. Dissecting the shadows, “Misfed” is now accompanied by an equally as stunning music video which works as a visual representation of the meaning behind “Misfed”. A battle of the selves, a delectable dance of the psyche, the dark and the light, the good and the bad, Nora truly lays herself bare as she details her reflections with sophistication.
Authentic, vulnerable and incredibly moving, Nora’s vocal cascades with gorgeous melodies and mesmerising tones, as she expertly plays in the space between the keys. Limitless in her creativity, Nora Lilith’s sound captures various lo-fi electronic ambiences as she explores the cracks and crevasses of experimental bedroom style beats, house, R&B and Jazz.
“This track I wrote with M-Cubed several years ago. We actually wrote and recorded the entire song in the same day, as the song itself was mostly improvised on both our ends during a jam session of ours. It really only took our initial jam to get the bulk of the songs’ ideas, afterwards we went back and changed some minor things before recording- like some lyrics (although most of those were sort of stream of consciousness), structural and melodic details. Afterwards we recorded an assortment of foley sounds from our environment; paper scribbles, clanking etc to create texture and ambience.
This track was a pivotal one in my evolution as an artist, especially as a vocalist and lyricist. I remember around that time period I was really struggling to write lyrics in a way that intrigued me. When I paid too close attention to the poeticism or emotional accuracy of my own lyrics while writing them, they always seemed to fall short for me.
The lyrical meaning behind this song definitely falls into the same theme as many of my songs; an expression of awareness of lost and stolen pieces of myself and a desperation for them to be found. It’s all the things my heart has been deprived of, and all the terror associated with entering the world with those wounds. The music video for this track showcases an angle of this: the frictions between various pieces of oneself: the judgement, shame, and mental contortions one experiences in the wake of controlling and being controlled by one’s own shadow selves. The end of the video represents an untethering from this and a liberated entrance into the world.
When we wrote Misfed I was allowing myself to enter a flow state – to let go and not think so much and just allow my subconscious to spill meaning into my work while I was singing. In the moments of us jamming, the words I was spouting seemed vague and random, and it wasn’t until afterwards that I realized how much these innermost pieces of my mind were stringing along a story that felt so incredibly authentic to me. It was a new way of connecting with my subliminal mind, like letters I was exchanging with myself that only revealed their true meaning with time.”
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