I wish I was a lion
I could scare those creeping giants
or one of those warriors with wild hearts
who show their love is bonefide
what have I become
Caitlin Park is not your average neo-folk musician. A singer-songwriter from Sydney, she has single-handedly taken this genre and pulled it to the left with her abstract composition, electro-acoustic stylings and film nostalgia.
After absorbing her mother’s obsession with words, Caitlin Park’s fascination with the elegance of language was nourished by a part-time post at a cult video store around the corner from her family home. This culminated in a piece of music based on the murder plot scene in Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder – her reverse soundtrack. Then, songs that were written for short films began to take shape as folk snapshots riddled with sound effects and dialogue taken from 1940/50s films.
Caitlin Park’s own lyrics juxtapose these clippings and are executed with deep, smooth vocals that come from somewhere far below her ribcage. (Bio from official website)
We met her last night as Tyler ran sound for her, she was awesome and super lovely too, great night.
Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII