Black Sea Dahu — Not a Man, Not a Woman
Black Sea Dahu, the acclaimed indie folk band known for their introspective and evocative sound, unveils their mesmerizing new single "Not a Man, Not a Woman" that delves into the raw emotions and struggles of navigating one's authentic self in a world that demands conformity.
Recorded on a 4-track cassette recorder, the song radiates warmth and intimacy, harkening back to a bygone era of analog recordings and capturing the essence of the band's live energy. The lo-fi aesthetics and organic imperfections imbue the track with a sense of authenticity and timelessness.
Adorning the single's cover is a wax pastel painting that holds a special place within the release: it's crafted by Rolf, the father of Vera, Janine and Simon, who passed away very suddenly last year. The band will gradually reveal more of his fascinating paintings in future releases, allowing his spirit and artistic legacy to live on and inspire.
Through poignant lyrics and a hauntingly beautiful melody, Janine weaves an introspective tale of identity, the complexities of challenging prescribed gender roles, and reflecting on the struggle and isolation that can come with it.
With a minimalist setup of acoustic guitar, bass, theremin-like synth, and three captivating vocals, the band delivers a deeply moving performance, both tender and powerful.
Just like the healing process, this song doesn’t rush. You find yourself enveloped in the vintage charm of this cassette recording, put under a spell by Janine’s vibrato-laden vocals, when the song fades all too quickly. The ethereal whisper/sound of the theremin lingers in the air, leaving you in a state of reverie and nostalgia, as if gently tugging at your chest.
"How does it truly feel to embody the essence of womanhood or manhood? Beyond societal expectations and the constraints of the patriarchal system, in this era of existence, we must first heal from the ingrained narratives that have influenced our perception. Only then can we authentically articulate our experiences as individuals. My need is for a deeper exploration of our own existence. It’s about healing and finding our own truth. So if you put all mentioned above and ingrained narratives behind you and aside, what is left? Tell me about these feelings, these nuances, because I really don’t know now.” Janine
"Not a Man, Not a Woman" is a testament to Black Sea Dahu's ability to create soul-stirring music that transcends boundaries and resonates with listeners on a profound level, inviting them to reflect, empathize, and find solace in the shared human experience.
This composition is a thought-provoking journey where the echoes of the past fearlessly embrace the urgent conversations of the present and invites listeners to do the same: To reflect on their own paths of acceptance, challenging conventional notions of gender and inviting a deeper understanding of personal authenticity.
|Promotion:||Mouthwatering Records, Andreas Ryser|
Mouthwatering Records, Sophie Adam
|Management:||Mouthwatering Records, Andreas (World)|
|Booking:||Golden Ticket, Fab (Germany / Austria)|
Cabin Artists, Kai Lehman (EU/UK (Except GSA)
Orange Peel Agency, Adrian (Switzerland)