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Sophia Subbayya Vastek - In Our Softening

I don’t make enough time for instrumental music, but ‘In Our Softening’ demands to be heard. Created on an abandoned 1903 upright, the album is a collection of 9 beautifully soft piano pieces. Subbayya notes “Through our collective softening, we can open ourselves to the full, sweeping, emotional experience of our lives.” It’s incredible how, through the power of music alone, with no lyrics to guide us, ‘In Our Softening’ encourages us to reach inside ourselves and get in touch with our emotions. I listened to the album while walking through the rain one dark evening, and felt as if I was starring in my own biopic. LT

Out now, self release

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