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LISTEN: Melaena Cadiz, ‘California’

Feb 2, 2016

LISTEN: Melaena Cadiz, 'California'

Artist: Melaena Cadiz
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Song: “California"
Album: Sunfair
Release Date: March 4
Label: Misra

In Their Words: "This is one of the songs on the record I wrote back in New York, after I’d spent a month in Joshua Tree on a writing retreat. Everything had been so simple there — waking up at sunrise, writing all day, going for walks in the desert, and going to bed at sundown. I had time to really sit with myself and my thoughts. It seemed like, in the city, we’d been in the same cycle for years, the frenetic pace of New York. I won’t get into it — all the same age-old complaints about New York City you've heard a million times. It can be so exhilarating, but also exhausting. I had this longing to get back to the center of things, and being away gave me a taste of what life could really be. So 'California,' more than being about a place, is this possibility that life can be different. You’re in charge of it. Life can be whatever you decide it’s going to be." — Melaena Cadiz

Photo credit: Mikael Kennedy

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LISTEN: Melaena Cadiz, 'California'
LISTEN: Melaena Cadiz, 'California'