On Dominic Sen's forthcoming sophomore LP Apparition, she draws narrative inspiration from the fictional and self-authored Geddir Luk'a Tam, but purposefully blurs the line between the mythological and the more personal aspects of the work.
The result is a pop fantasia that draws from wide-reaching influences like Enya, PC Music, and Bach, and deals in thematic opposites – connection and isolation, creation and destruction, darkness and light. At its simplest, Apparition is a meditation on the natural world and the myriad wondrous appearances we encounter by virtue of existing each day.
"An apparition is many things. It is the arrival of the sun in our sky every morning. It is an unexpected connection with another living thing. Even the act of songwriting is an apparition," says Cohen. "Creativity is fickle and capricious, like a stroke of lightning."
"A cutting edge sound and fantasy aesthetic more in line with the PC Music–sourced artists like Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek have been bringing to mainstream listeners"
All tracks written and performed by Alexandra Lily Cohen
Produced by Dominic Sen
Mixed and Mastered by Oren Ratowsky
Artwork and design by Isla Den
Photography by Bo Chapli
"Gilded Halls", "Apparition", "Pomegranate", "Geyser", "My Sun", "My Stars", "Looped & Knotted" co-written by Edward Lyle Barton
"My Stars" co-written by Kat Addis
"Mist" co-written by Cameron Isaac Wisch
Flute on "Gilded Halls" by Adrienne Byrne
Synth Bass on "Gilded Halls" by George Malek
Violin & Viola on "Apparition" + "My Sun" by Oliver Hill
- Gilded Halls (2:36)
- Prayer (3:18)
- Apparition (3:06)
- Pomegranate (3:17)
- World Of Noise (3:35)
- Icarus (3:25)
- Folding In (3:24)
- Geyser (2:28)
- My Sun (2:12)
- My Stars (2:16)
- Looped & Knotted (3:01)
- Mist (3:46)