This is what the album looks like :)
Her & Gold’s new album Carousel will be available online 12.4.12!
(Photo Credit: Merek Davis)
Some may know Maria Sais de Sicilia from her delicately striking vocal harmonies that accompany Leighton Antelman’s gut-wrenching confessions on Lydia’s 2005 debut, This December; It’s One More And I’m Free. While this is where many of us first fell for her voice, the thrill of hearing her perform would unfortunately be short-lived as soon after the album released, she parted ways with Antelman and Lydia. After a hiatus from music for a few years, she made a humble return in 2011 by taking to the internet with honest covers and an unmistakeable charm. She wouldn’t stop there though.
With 2012 around the corner, she had plans to make it her most promising year yet. This past March she released the debut album, Origins, with the warm and fuzzy indie-folk outfit Bears of Manitou. While the band would be her gateway back into a world that she was at ends with disappearing from, she had no intentions of slowing down. With an ace up her sleeve in the form of a solo album, she planned to impress listeners with some of her most personal work yet under the moniker, Her & Gold.
While she isn’t quite the household name that Taylor Swift or Hayley Williams is, she’s not letting it deter her one bit and is out to prove to the world that she has as much to say with her music as the next big name. The type of heart that goes into her work isn’t something that should be overlooked and is a true gift for those seeking modesty in great DIY music.
Her new single, “Magnolia” released today to the anxious ears of many. Those interested can give it a listen or purchase it off iTunes. In support of the single and her upcoming Her & Gold debut, I got to chat with Maria this past weekend through email correspondence about everything from The Voice to her days with Lydia, and how her music is just as likely to be inspired by It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia as it is Michael Jackson. You can check out the Aurally Speaking exclusive interview below the cut.
Yellow! I have an update about the new album I just tracked in June/July with Matt Malpass in Atlanta- All the songs are being mastered right meow and I should have this baybeh released before the end of 2012. Also, I will tell you what I titled the album! Ready?
I’m so excited/nervous/antsy/happy to finish this bad boy and show you guys what I’ve been working so hard on :)
Finished tracking all the instruments yesterday! Now on to vocals :) I can’t believe how fast the time has been flying, it’s definitely been an incredible (and hilarious) experience so far. Recording my first solo album is kiiind of an amazing feeling, I really never thought I’d get this opportunity. To add a cherry on top- my best friend Kacie flies in today to hang for the week!
I just posted some new pictures of my Atlanta adventure on my Her & Gold Facebook page if you wanna check ‘em out :)
Maria Sais de Sicilia - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot (Brand New cover)
My cover of You’re Gonna Miss Me -Lulu and The Lampshades version.