Following her self-titled EP, Munroe has announced the forthcoming release of her debut full length Oblivion – out June 16, 2017. The album sees the artist in new form with a bigger sound and more cinematic collection of tracks as a natural progression from the offering on her previous EP. Sonically influenced by spaghetti westerns and 60s film scores, the artist also cites the presence and intimacy of vocalists such as Vashti Bunyan and Angel Olsen as musical inspiration. Along with the announce comes the release of the LP’s title track via CLASH.
Munroe says of the track, “‘Oblivion’ is a confessional, or an exploration of confession. I’d been thinking about a whack of material that deals with that territory – some kind of rupture in the space between private and public selves.” She cites crime stories such as ‘The Jinx’ and ‘Serial’ as examples. “I think there’s something interesting about a kamikaze instinct; the way we get compelled to do things that are identifiably bad. I had this idea of someone pleading a case for their own damnation, listing all the bad things they’d done, bargaining with a void, and the image of that conversation is what I was playing with here.”
Born in Hamilton, ON, the artist now splits her time between Toronto and Los Angeles both acting and making music. Michael Keire (co-producer), Benjamin Munoz , and Anthony Carone (Arkells) were all collaborators on this new record and helped Munroe fully develop her ideas into the final 8 vulnerable and confessional tracks.