CMU Approved

Approved: Carla Dal Forno

By | Published on Tuesday 26 March 2019

Carla Dal Forno

Following last year’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ EP – featuring covers of Lana Del Rey, The B-52’s and more – Carla Dal Forno is back with original material. New single ‘So Much Better’, due out on 19 Apr, is also the first release on her own Kallista Records label.

The new track follows neatly on from earlier releases like her 2016 debut album ‘You Know What It’s Like’ and 2017’s ‘The Garden’ EP, further expanding her stark, post-punk influenced sound. The lyrics have a diary-like feel, the telling of a story that still feels fresh in the memory.

“I would never want to say too much about it, as I think the beauty of songs, and art, is not knowing the complete story and how they came about”, she recently told The Vinyl Factory of the record. “There’s often a starting point in real life, but lyrics are so tricky that I’m not opposed to the idea that you can invent, lie and fake your way to find something that sounds good”.

She went on: “I wouldn’t say all my songs are reflective of anecdotal songwriting, but ‘So Much Better’ just kind of went that way. To be honest, when I started writing this song, I didn’t know if it was going to be a song. In some ways, I had to trick myself that it was a bit of a joke that I was writing these lyrics down, and at the end of the process I’d come to really stand by it, and I was very happy with how it turned out”.

Dal Forno will perform live at The Silver Building in London on 30 Mar, as part of the Re-textured festival.

Watch the video for ‘So Much Better’ here:

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