EP: Damned If I Do
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Montreal-based powerhouse Kandle is taking no prisoners with her newest 4-track EP, Damned If I Do. A no-holds-barred display of lyrical complexity, blazing vocals, and irresistible beats reminiscent of Delta Rae and Amy Winehouse, Damned If I Do is an atmospheric joyride you won’t soon forget.
The captivating single from the EP, “Bender”, is self-described as not “a song about going on a bender in the traditional sense of a weekend with too much alcohol and drugs. It’s about a forced bender—it’s about a forced reliance on a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and their accumulating effects on the body and psyche… It’s about drawing on alchemy and sheer willpower to transform my suffering into a musical weapon that momentarily defeats my adversary: pain.” The fantastically moody official video, which is linked below, and its grudging downbeats are nothing short of completely bewitching.
Despite its short length, Damned If I Do has a dizzying carnival vibe that will make even seasoned listeners cave in to it, and promises to be an EP that you’ll come back to again and again and again.
My name is Emma Sloan. I am a Canadian content writer, columnist, and published poet. As of 2018, I have five writing credits to my name including Beatroute Magazine, This Side of West, The Martlet, and BALDHIP Magazine, but that list continuously being added to. Follow me on Instagram at @emmacsloan for writing updates and news.