Tropic Of Cancer Debuts Haunting “I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over”

It’s her contribution to Blackest Ever Black’s new vinyl-only compilation.

August 11, 2015

Next month, five-year-old imprint Blackest Ever Black will release a vinyl-only compilation, ominously titled I Can’t Give You The Life You Want. The collection's gorgeous opener, "I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over," comes from L.A. songwriter Camella Lobo, aka Tropic Of Cancer. Premiering below, the gauzy seven-minute ballad is her first new song since 2013, and its minimal atmosphere is reflective of her previous lo-fi output under this alias. It's definitely downcast, but there's some subtly optimistic moments creeping through the existential, dripping faucet-paced dread.

"It’s a very personal song," Lobo told The FADER over email. "I used to rush through the writing process instead of tending to ideas over a longer period of time. I’ve entered a period where I’m much more into taking my time with everything in general. I think this track reflects that." I Can’t Give You The Life You Want is out in September, and a brand new Tropic of Cancer EP is due the following month. Blackest Ever Black is also throwing a sick-seeming anniversary party on October 30th at infamous Berlin hotspot Berghain; full lineup on the poster below.

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Tropic Of Cancer Debuts Haunting “I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over”