Box Cutter

by BRENDA CARSEY

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1.
Go 02:43
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Sick 02:02
Sick You're Sick
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Boss 02:16
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Get Down 02:08
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IRL URL 02:01
IRL URL
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Sweat 02:34
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Yeah 01:43
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Scroll Click 02:19
Scroll, click, scroll, click... Getting lost in upward swipe Stories, photos, pictures, hype Feeling like your life’s not hip Compare yourself, can’t get a grip They seem cool She seems rad He seems funky I wish I had Never feel quite like you’re living on the top Want what they have, don’t want what you got Travel, tour Club, score Hottie, shoot Booty, cute Clothes, swag Boast, brag Photos, pro Video ho Never enough Endless want My life needs So I can flaunt Me me me I I I Gotta gotta post Gotta gotta like Scroll, click, scroll, click... Work, bills Sad, pills Aging, vain Slave, pain No houses Beating spouses Riot, shoot Shout, mute Dirty looks Leaders are crooks Take away my needs While they cook the books Me me me I I I Gotta gotta post Gotta gotta like Scroll, click, scroll, click... Stop the tyranny Inequality Stop the jealousy Broken society Stop the greed Help those in need Stop the hate It’s not your life to take
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Bounce 02:29
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Smoke 02:35
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Riot 02:22

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"Box Cutter" is a multi-genre electronic album featuring eleven tracks including "Scroll Click" and "Sick". Eight of the tracks are instrumental. It sounds nothing like anything I have released before. And I love it! The album releases publicly on all platforms on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.

The title “Box Cutter” was suggested to me by my man as I expressed to him my desire to be free from the confines of genres, boxes, brand, image, and the idea of ‘likes’ and money determining what success is. “Box Cutter” was birthed from a need to reconnect with creation and to acknowledge the diverse taste and love of sound that swims within my mind and spirit. I created to reconnect with joy and play. I created to give myself purpose and something to put energy into each day. I created for the sake of creating alone. I do not intend on staying in one lane with one look nor one feel. For me, it’s about creation. It’s about the music. It’s about connection. It’s about the constantly changing self. It’s organic. It’s real. It’s freedom. It’s love.

I created and completed “Box Cutter” in May 2020 in 20 days during a time of great pain, sadness, and confusion. This album poured out of me during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, Protests, Inequality, Needless killing, brutal Discrimination, a country Falling apart, looming Dictatorship, attempts to prevent Free speech and Peaceful Congregation, vast wealth Inequality, a Failing healthcare system, and an attack on journalism, art, and education.

For two months, from March to May 2020, I fell into depression, that fully physical and mental combination which drags you down into total darkness. A feeling of worthlessness and loneliness was unshakable. A feeling that my dreams and visions for the next couple of years may be forever stomped out. A feeling that my greatest joy is longly paused with no end in sight. A feeling of a lack of community and connection. I had lost all of my work and all forms of income. I watched an immoral, selfish, compassionless narcissist continue to bring my country to ruin. I watched thousands of people die at the hand of a disease that should have been dealt with quicker and better. I watched friends being attacked, shot, and arrested while peacefully protesting against deeply unjust, unhealthy, racist systems.

After two months of depression, a voice inside reminded me to play, to create, to be weird and expressive during this time. With studios being closed and not owning any professional engineering equipment of my own to be able to properly capture organic instruments, I jumped back into the saddle of producing electronic music for the first time in six years. I created to release feelings of sadness, anger, and frustration. I created to reconnect with joy and play. I created to give myself purpose and something to put energy into each day. I created for the sake of creating alone, not for money, not for attention, not to be able to perform the music live. I created for myself. After some time I realized how important it was for me to share this music with everyone during this dark period of time in history. This is for anyone who hears it. This is for all of us. Feel your feelings and dance!

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released August 1, 2020

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BRENDA CARSEY Los Angeles, California

Brenda Carsey is a Los Angeles, CA singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, & producer. Carsey has an unmistakable sound that is modern & unique while some how simultaneously a retro call to eras gone by. Poetic lyrics, engaging chord progressions, fluid melodies, & a vocal range both syrupy sweet & beautifully dark with a potential of virtuosity. Quench your curiosity: www.brendacarseyart.com ... more

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