- 28 Jun 17
Londoner Nathalia Bruno, also known by her mysterious alter-ego DRIFT, has announced a new track, and an upcoming EP, 'Genderland', an electro-pop examination of identity and sexuality issues.
‘Genderland’, her second EP as DRIFT., signals a shift; a drift towards self-determination, a PVC-clad step into the murky mixed-message waters of 21st century gender politics. If first EP ‘Black Devotion’ was all about searching for a sound – “I was more interested in textures” – ‘Genderland’ distills DRIFT.’s ideas on sexual identity into a series of vignettes.
“It’s a kind of goodbye to relationships,” she says. “I’ve experienced some difficult times. This is my response. I don’t want to talk about specifics. If there’s a unifying theme in the lyrics, it’s female empowerment.”
Before DRIFT, Nathalia played in cult bands (Phosphor, M!R!M! ,Leave The Planet), but feels more comfortable as a solo artist. “I’m happier on my own,” she says. “I need to be in control.”
The song 'Genderland' is available on SoundCloud right now, while the EP is due for release on September 8.