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    Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:37:48

    Cellars' New Ariel Pink-Produced Album, 'Phases,' Set For Release - Hear "Nighttime Girl" now

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    Cellars is 25-year-old Alle Norton, L.A.-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has somehow found herself in the notoriously erratic artist Ariel Pink's good graces: he produced her new 10-track album, Phases, set to issue April 15 (that's tax day, y'all).

    Her pressy friends write she's "part Kate Bush, Part Nick Rhodes, Part Prince, all ready for the dance floor," and an expert at crafting "introspective club anthems on top of tight drum patterns and a swirling constellation of synth keys, all without leaving her North Hollywood home where she writes and records."

    The new album will feature some notable cameos, "including Benjamin Jared Miller from HEALTH, funk superstar Damon "Dâm-Funk" Riddick and Tendai "Baba" Maraire of Shabazz Palaces."

    Cellars' new single, "Nighttime Girl" is streaming now. You can take a listen to what SPIN calls the "glamorously dark" cut below, and read on for Norton's process putting the song together.

    "'Nighttime Girl' was written during an interesting transition in my life, I had just moved to Los Angeles and knew barely anyone, and was dealing with the first of a few break­ups in a long­-term relationship with someone I loved very much. I came up with the music and then told myself when writing the lyrics that I was not going to write another love song, which is where the line 'I don't need love where I'm going' comes from. I was determined to find my own way in this new place, and the song is about the struggle of figuring out who you are; the dissonant human feeling of both self­-confidence and self­-consciousness at the same time, and both sure and unsure of what one wants in life."

    Listen to "Nighttime Girl" from Cellars:

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