Thuistezien 101 — 02.10.2020

No View, The Radio XXI
Realistik Soap
Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee is a Montreal, Canada based songwriter and performer. Serving as more than just an output of music, Cindy Lee is a character as well, a personification of the music itself, employed to present the meticulously written nostalgic music referencing classic sixties and seventies American pop.
Next to being very beautiful and compelling 'pop songs', the music functions as a medium to express further ideas of identity, disillusionment, and the blurring of fiction and reality, most apparent in the contrast between the classical pop and often noisy and at times intimidating methods of production.
The aesthetic Cindy Lee employs sonically but also visually (the video work, album artworks and live performances) emphasizes the contrast between the fairytale and dreamlike narratives the genre appropriates, and the cold reality it seems to try to escape from, hinting to concerns of mental health, and struggles with one's identity. The piece made for the series is no exception, a very beautiful mix of original music and appropriated footage.

About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.