- 13 Jan 22
Norwegian-Irish, Berlin-based artist Tara Nome Doyle drops her sophomore album 'Værmin' on January 28th.
Tara Nome Doyle continues the support for her forthcoming full-length with soaring new single ‘Caterpillar’.
The 24-year old singer-songwriter with Norwegian-Irish roots will release her eagerly-awaited second album Værmin (pronounced Vermin) in the coming weeks. The LP marks the follow-up to her stunning 2020 debut album Alchemy and will be Berlin-based Tara's first time working with BMG Rights Management’s Modern Recordings imprint.
Following on from the captivating initial efforts ‘Snail I’ and ‘Crow’ in recent months, ‘Caterpillar’ aims to deliver more of the same broad and euphoric textures we have heard from her so far. With her warm and passionate voice layered seamlessly over a progressive organ-led production, her newest offering showcases some of her more compelling songwriting to date, and makes for an enticing listen from start to finish.
Speaking about the new single, Tara Nome Doyle adds, "Sometimes it seems to me as if my depression is actively trying to lull me into a false sense of comfort in times of perceived hopelessness. I wanted to explore my relationship with this state that is at once harrowing and oddly tempting, so I wrote 'Caterpillar' from the perspective of personified depression."
On Værmin, Doyle tells a tragic love story, rich in symbolism and nuances, orchestrated with piano, violin and synthesizer and sometimes pulsating beats. The album's concept also celebrates the supposed ugliness that lives in all of us and that we like to suppress and ignore. All songs are named after animals that are considered undesirable pests: leeches, caterpillars, snails and worms.
Pre-order Værmin here, out January 28th.
Listen to 'Caterpillar' below: