Loraine James follows up 2019’s acclaimed 'For You And I’ album with a new four track EP, ‘Nothing’. Her chosen collaborators empathetically extend the feeling in her music with their own unique energies; Uruguayan singer and producer Lila Tirdo a Violeta, Farsi language rapper Tardast, and HTRK front-woman Jonnine Standish. The arc of the EP starts with Lila Tirdo’s numb, repeated vocal on the title track. On ‘Marg’, meaning “death” in Farsi, the tense drama of Tardast's despairing poetry describes the hopelessness of refugee experience, cold chords rolling sympathetically around his words. Jonnine shifts the mood with ‘Don’t You See It?’, recounting a moment of clarity which allowed her to leave a destructive relationship, Final track ‘The Starting Point‘ finds Loraine solo, with punched in bass and chaotic drums pushed through fxs that settle into a plaintive piano melody, the first and only instrument she says she's able to play “properly”.
A1. Nothing ft Lila Tirando a Violeta
A2. Marg ft Tardast
B1. Don’t You See It? ft Jonnine
B2. The Starting Point