Dom La Nena - Cantando EP (Six Degrees)
Add Date: 9/27
Focus Track: 1
Formats: College, World
Artist Info: In the wake of the release of her acclaimed second full length album, Soyo, and in between her many live dates around the world, Brazilian born, Parisian resident, Dom La Nena has recorded a beautiful new EP of cover versions of some of her favorite songs.
Dom explains the inspirations behind the Cantando EP and why she felt compelled to record these particular songs from this diverse group of global composers:
“I am a composer, although sometimes my desire to sing the songs of other artists is strong. These creative impulses often inspire me to record cover versions. I actually perform some of the songs chosen for the 'Cantando' EP in my live concert set, others I only sing at home. All of the songs selected for this EP are long time favorites of mine, many of which I have enjoyed since I was a child. With these four songs, I wanted to achieve a variety of moods, languages, atmospheres, time periods, and revisit my musical roots.
I approached the arrangements of these recordings with the intention of keeping things simple, a minimalist vision, placing the focus on the lyrics and the melodies. This is why I only used my cello as accompaniment. Additionally, I found Maxime Le Guil to be one of the best sound engineers with whom I have ever worked. His delicate and insightful touch was extremely important to the creation of each arrangement.”