One thing that we will always champion at this blog is growth. When ConductHer first popped up on the scene as a member of ChurchCough, her fearless nature was obvious, and the potential of high skill was already present. Over the past year or two, ConductHer has honed in on her writing, performance and production skills, and as she explores her solo career, listeners have been continually blessed with large leaps in terms of sonic improvement. Her latest single, So Soft, is a powerful ballad in honor of attempts and unconditional love, fueled by and understanding and love of self. ConductHer not only went all out on the production with this one, but her singing voice shines brightly in contrast to her signature flow. I know she just hit us with Gemini Season, but if So Soft is an indication on what’s in store, then I’m here and all for it.
After cutting her teeth as a member of experimental duo ChurchCough, 2019 seems to have found ConductHer making major strides in her personal journey of creation. After closing up 2019 with the releases of the solo venture Female Masturbation and the collective project ChurchCough & Friends, ConductHer hit the production and writing vibes heavy. GEMINI SEASON presents everything you want to see in the progression of the artists you dig : intriguing and thought-provoking writing, lush and vivid production, and the confidence that comes with getting multiple projects under your belt. GEMINI SEASON, in all honesty, is more of a statement than it is an album, and it’s certainly a statement worth taking in and considering. Check out the project, share it around and drop ConductHer a couple of bucks for the download if you can spare it.
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The awareness of self is something that all humans deal with, but for artists, that awareness can be as burdensome as it is insightful. ConductHer, in anticipation of the release of her new project Gemini Season, decided to pair with Dream Puppy for an examination of this self-awareness in the form of Vagabond, an embrace of both sides of that dichotomy. The track shows growth in the production, with a strength in the subdued and layered nature of the track that allows the lyrical honesty to shine properly. If this is a taste of what Gemini Season will be about, I’m ready for a larger dose. Check out the track, share it around, and support your local creatives!
Like George Clinton once said, ‘the funk can not only move, it can remove’. In my opinion, he meant removal in the sense of healing, and the healing power of music is undeniable. With that in mind, I think of ChurchCough as both therapeutic and entertaining the way that they bask in positive outlooks and affirmations. For ChurchCough & Friends, if it’s not obvious by the title, ConductHer and NonsenseSpence called in the help of some fellow like-minded artists to multiply the positive vibes. I’m honored to have been a part of this project alongside Token, Eddie Baty, and Lemur & Dream Puppy. Check it out, share it around, and keep supporting your local creatives!
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ConductHer, one half of ChurchCough, has been doubling down on the workload in the midst of producing the group’s upcoming new release. The second workload has involved a handful of San Marcos-based female musicians collaborating to examine the feminine mystique and sexuality in the Information Age. Female Masturbation, co-curated by Token, features contributions from Lemur & Franks, Brandix and Rachel Williams. After a recent successful album release show, the duo is looking to spread the word about the project, so definitely give it a listen and a share.
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Identity is a very key part to hip-hop, as anything less than the truth is glaringly obvious when it comes to the beats and rhymes. Clearly, ConductHer (of ChurchCough) is completely aware of this fact. She is currently deep in the trenches producing ChurchCough‘s upcoming release, but she took the time to drop Golden Gays, a statement on being honest to yourself, your feelings, and the people close to you when it comes to attraction. ConductHer weaves her tale through the bombastic track, making sure to include very key points such as not falling into societal norms by default, trusting those feelings you may not understand, and avoiding looking for love in all the wrong places. It’s been a pleasure watching ConductHer grow as a producer, songwriter and a person, and I look forward to more expressions of self and reflections on life from her. Be sure to like the track if you’re feeling it, leave a comment, and share it around so others can benefit from shared truths.
When ConductHer and NonsenseSpence first joined up to form ChurchCough, I was immediately interested in their approach and aesthetic… it reminded me of the most free spirited aspects of bands like Yacht and Hot Chip. The beats are tight and driving, but the vocals are sparse and stream of consciousness. Their debut video, Creek, was a nice thunderclap in the distance… a sense that a storm was coming. For Off, the crew reconnected with Nathan Bailey, and this time you’re dropped right into the eye of the hurricane of creativity. The video is driven by a handful of strong images, immaculate lighting and a sense of purpose that comes off as a statement piece. If this is an indication of what’s to come for ChurchCough, I’m doubling down on my seat for this ride.
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