Stella Donnelly – Tricks
Earlier this year, Miami-based artist, Steven A. Clark released his excellent sophomore LP, Where Neon Goes to Die, via Secretly Canadian. Today, he shares a behind the scenes look at the album’s recording process.
Through the process of recording Where Neon Goes to Die, German producer and DJ Boys Noize and Clark built up a close working and personal relationship. The two bounced the music back and forth over email, until they finally came together at Boys Noize’s Berlin studio for the final sessions. Director Lil Internet documented the recording process between Clark and Boys Noize. The resulting footage culminates as part of today’s just-released mini-doc, which speaks to the process into the making of Where Neon Goes to Die, Clark and Boys Noize’s admiration of each other, Clark’s motivations, influences, and more.
Where Neon Goes to Die is a portrait of Miami built on ten songs: eight songs written by Clark, two written by Clark’s uncle. Miami is where Clark’s lifelong love of music became a full-time gig, and it also happens to be an enormous playground filled with temptations for a budding young artist. Fittingly, Where Neon Goes to Die explores a complex relationship full of highs and lows. From sultry pop to heart aching ballads, the album retells Clark’s travels through the city’s nocturnal fantasyland through hooky, R&B-infused synth pop that (maybe ironically) could fill the floors at the same clubs he’s singing about.
Secretly Canadian is honored to partner with Chimera Music on releasing Yoko Ono’s musical output from 1968 to 1985. Today, on Yoko Ono’s 86th birthday, Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music announce the latest release in the project: Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album (1969) is out now.
Today Alex Cameron announces 'Alex Cameron Live in San Francisco,' out April 19th via Secretly Canadian and Castle Face Records. An intimate evening with Alex and his indispensable sax man,Roy Molloy (beard in briefcase) performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, a classy and lovingly maintained venue originally built in 1907 on Market Street.
Today Jade Bell, ANOHNI, and J. Ralph release new single "KARMA.” The track is available for purchase now via Bandcamp. All proceeds from record sales and donations go directly to Jade’s KIDS, a non-profit foundation, to help support its initiative to creatively inspire youth.
Shura makes a stunning return today with new song “BKLYNLDN.” Available now on her new home of Secretly Canadian, this is the first taste of Shura’s much-anticipated second album, which she is currently working on in the wake of 2016’s celebrated debut, 'Nothing’s Real.'