Today’s track of the day comes from Silver Rose with her wonderfully dreamy debut single ‘Take Me Home’. A new project fronted by Carla Sarinana, Silver Rose is a new vehicle for the songwriter to express her romantic and vulnerable side. Marrying a reverb-heavy sound that is reminiscent of The Jesus and the Mary Chain with a distinctly contemporary production, she is able to embrace nostalgia while sounding equally as fresh and invigorating.
With its expansive guitars, driving rhythms and sultry lead vocal, there’s an ethereal quality to ‘Take Me Home’ that is impossible not to love; its melodic hooks a clear sign of her skills as a songwriter. The lead single from her debut self-titled EP, it is a remarkably accomplished track for her first release under the new pseudonym and is surely indicative of a very bright future ahead. We caught up with the singer to find out more about the track and what’s coming up.
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Can you tell us a bit about ‘Take Me Home’ and what inspired it?
I was listening to a band I love called The Black Ryder, they have big loud songs that are extremely epic and beautiful. I started with really just two notes and a bass groove and was focusing on having a sweet but seductive melody on top of it. It came together really quickly.I remember starting to compose it and how incredibly happy and excited I was about it.
I later worked on it with The Wallburds which is a band with whom I played bass for a while in L.A, Javier Blake and Steve Mungarro and we took it to a whole bigger thing which we all fell in love with. I especially remember recording the last part and putting the bass line behind the outro, we were so excited with the final result. It’s a song that will always bring back great memories.
Is it a good indicator of what to expect from your EP?
Yes and no, I think the whole EP has a bit of everything. Big guitars that are very shoegazy and dreamy but other songs that are a bit darker and a folky/rock and roll sound that don´t sound like Take me home at all. But at the same time, I thought it was the best song to present Silver Rose, the whole song and especially the bass groove at the end really represent who I am in Silver Rose.
How did your Silver Rose project begin and how does it differ from other music you’ve worked on in the past?
It began a year ago when I moved to L.A to study and focus on composing. Its completely different from what I was used to doing with Ruido Rosa, which is hard rock and roll. I started to get really into shoegaze and psychedelic music, and how it took you to this transcendental and peaceful state. I loved it and knew I wanted to make that type of music by myself, where I could pour my heart out.
There’s a very reverb-heavy sound to ‘Take Me Home’…Would you say you are influenced by post-punk bands of the eighties like Jesus and the Mary Chain?
Yes, of course! They´re probably my main influence. I also love reverbed voices of bands such as Tamaryn, The Black Ryder and new bands like that… but all 80s new wave/post punk/pop bands like The Cure, Cocteau Twins and even Mecano are the main influence for Silver Rose.
What was the inspiration behind the video?
I guess I wanted to show my version of L.A and how it became my second home.. I was moving back to Mexico when we filmed it.
What are your ambitions for 2017?
To play as many shows and festivals as I can, around Mexico, Latin America and if possible I’d love to get to the U.S and Europe. I´m going to release another single and start focusing on new material for the next album.