US singer-songwriter CAR announces her arrival today with the release of her debut single San Francisco on Saint In The City Records. The nostalgic new song showcases her intimate lyrics alongside beautifully understated piano and strings and showcases a gift for timeless melodies and poetic choruses that lodge in both the heart and the head.
“On a first listen, San Francisco may be described as a mournful lament of a past relationship, but it was written only after I had made peace with the loss of my former partner, a great man deserving of undeniable love and happiness,” explains CAR (the suitably metaphorical moniker of Detroit-born, LA-based musician Carly Schneider). “In essence, this song is me looking back on the past with fondness and gratitude – my ex was a bottomless cup of support from which I drank with regrettably too much vigorous urgency. It is my apology to him; in the best way I know how.”
Listening to CAR for the first time is like re-discovering an old favourite or uncovering a forgotten gem – in her gorgeously crafted songs you can hear the noir-pop atmospherics of Lana Del Rey, the late-night intimacy of The National and the relatable pop songwriting of Adele. Her music is immediately powerful, melodically resonant and leaves a lasting impression. She will be releasing more new music in 2021.