Healing Potpourri Debuts “Fireworks” Video
Healing Potpourri, the vibrant indie pop project led by songwriter Simi Sohota, are gearing up for the release of their upcoming album, Paradise, due out August 5th via Run For Cover Records. The album finds the Oakland-based musician unpacking two tumultuous years and pushing the band’s sound in exciting new directions while collaborating with co-producer Sean O’Hagan (of Stereolab and The High Llamas) and engineer Jason Kick. Today the band have shared Paradise‘s final single, “Fireworks.” The effervescent new song follows “What Do I Do Now?” and “Wind”
Run For Cover Records
1. Truly Good
4. What Do I Do Now?
8. Last Place
11. Something New
Healing Potpourri 2022 Shows:
08/13 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (record release show)
Healing Potpourri make chamber pop that’s all but guaranteed to leave the listener in a better mood. But on their new LP, Paradise, the Oakland-based band led by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Simi Sohota offers more than just sonic escapism. The album, written and recorded over the past two tumultuous years, finds Sohota processing the often overwhelming deluge of stress, frustration, and despair that’s become a part of modern life. But rather than being completely deflated, he pushed Healing Potpourri’s sound in new directions, blending warm electronics and elements of vibrant psychedelia into something that’s as eclectic as it is instantly enjoyable. The result is 11 songs that seek to imagine a better world and strive to make it a reality, while also still taking the time to appreciate the moments of brightness that can shine through in hard times.
Healing Potpourri’s previous album–and Run For Cover Records debut–Blanket of Calm was released in the spring of 2020 to a very different world than the one it was written in. “When Covid hit, like a lot of people, I got depressed and scared,” Sohota explains. “Our record had just come out but we couldn’t do anything. We weren’t able to get together or play shows. So many people were talking about suddenly having free time to work on things and be creative, but I just wasn’t playing music at all.” After a few months, he decided to combat his creative rut by booking studio time with producer/engineer and longtime friend Jason Kick (Mild High Club, Marinero, Sonny & The Sunsets). “I was just trying to force myself out of it so I started going to the studio with Jason once a week. And it worked! I would bring in fragments that I’d be working on at home and then we would start arranging in the studio. We couldn’t get the whole band together so a lot of it was smaller by necessity.”
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