SONG PICK: CIEL – Pretty Face
My interest was piqued upon learning that Jack Wolter of Penelope Isles produced “Pretty Face,” the new single by fellow Brighton indie-rockers CIEL. I expected bright and blissful guitar-driven pop with an edge, and “Pretty Face” offers all that and more. My favorite part is when the guitar may get loose a bit, together with frontwoman Michelle Hindricks‘ entrancing and ethereal vocals of course. CIEL won plenty of fans and praise with their previous singles and word-of-mouth will only grow with offerings like “Pretty Face.”
When asked about the inspiration for “Pretty Face,” Hindricks explains:
I really got into watching documentaries about all sorts of cults during lockdown 2.0 – the psychology behind it really fascinates me. This one story really struck me, about this man that lost his wife to a cult, and now ten years later continuing life, knowing that she’s still somewhere out there – having to let go of her. Whereas most people probably can’t directly relate to something as extreme as losing someone to a cult, a lot more people can relate to the experience of choosing to care for themselves, even if that is a very tough decision.
Listen to “Pretty Face,” our Song Pick of the Day: