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LISTEN: Angelica Rockne, “Crystalline”

May 3, 2023

LISTEN: Angelica Rockne,

Artist: Angelica Rockne
Hometown: Corralitos, California
Song: “Crystalline”
Album: The Rose Society
Release Date: May 5, 2023
Label: Fluff and Gravy Records / Loose Music

In Their Words: “I wrote ‘Crystalline’ (along with the title track) after a breakup while living in Oakland. Things felt disorienting, a feeling I had come to know well, with my constant movement. Any time I’ve found myself living in a city, I know it’s only a matter of months before I’ll have to retreat somewhere expansive once more. So I try to take it in as much as I can: the old punk house with folks passing through from their freight train circuit, the jazz club where I waitressed, the art groups I posed for. I’m always looking for unrelated worlds I can peer my head into for novelty and because I’m allergic to inertia. Sonically I feel like ‘Crystalline’ is a traveler’s song with its constant percussion and fluid piano, while lyrically it explores the landscape of an abstract mind. At the core, it’s about purification — love and thoughts that could become crystalline. There is a confluence of narratives: one in which the patriarchy is dissolved; another about a friend who’s in prison, speaking to their experience. These themes merge and arrive at a sense of inner freedom.” — Angelica Rockne

Photo Credit: Elisabeth Kokesh

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