Brooklyn-based, alt-folk artist Juliet Quick shares her new release Changeling EP, out now on DSPs. Atwood Magazine exclusively streamed the EP in advance of its official release on April 6th, praising it, stating, “From start to finish, Changeling is enchanting. It may be Juliet Quick’s vocals which are nothing short of angelic; or it may be the instrumentals, primely produced in a less-than-radio light, easily preserving the heavenly aura projected by each corner of the collection.” You can catch Juliet Quick live at Silent Barn on April 24th.
Second single, “Changeling Part II,” was premiered by PopMatters, who stated, “That could not be any more clear than in her composition’s second movement, “Changeling Part II”. It is a delicately-arranged soundscape that fully envelopes its listeners in the natural world, with Quick’s vocals dancing gracefully throughout the track with a lilting coo as she highlights flora and fauna of the valley she knows and loves.” The 405 shared “Changeling Part I,” praising it, stating, “Impeccably recorded and written, ‘Changeling Part I’ is the work of a confident artist with a distinctive vision. Artists can rarely accomplish this when they are 74, let alone 24. But Quick’s vision for her music is clear, crisp and incredibly moving.”
Changeling is a 3-part song series, using the folkloric trope of the changeling, in which a child is stolen by fairies and replaced with an imposter, to explore feelings of alienation from the self and the familiar that characterize early adulthood. They don’t follow a strict narrative, so much as trace different points in the evolution of that psychic experience. The imagery is heavily grounded in the landscape of the Hudson Valley, where the artist was raised. It was recorded in Carmel, NY, where it was engineered and co-produced by Rees Shad in his own studio. The orchestral strings were arranged in a collaboration with Juliet Quick, Rees Shad, and Nathan Kamal.