Spelling Debuts “Hard To Please (Reprise)”

Spelling Debuts “Hard To Please (Reprise)”
Spelling photo by Sarah Eiseman

SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) has shared “Hard To Please (Reprise),” the track is off her forthcoming album, SPELLLING & the Mystery School, available August 25th on Sacred Bones. The track is the Follow-up to double lead single “Cherry”/“Under The Sun” “I love to love, but my baby loves to fly,” she repeats as percussion builds, exploding into a gorgeous string section that carries the track to an otherworldly finish.

Alongside “Hard To Please (Reprise),” Cabral has revealed the lineup for Through the Looking Glass Festival — a special event curated by SPELLLING, Atlas Obscura, and Sacred Bones — on September 16th at Children’s Fairyland, a historical children’s amusement park in Oakland that Cabral’s own mother used to frequent as a child. Alongside SPELLLING, performers include Sun Ra Arkestra, Laraaji, SASAMI, Molly Lewis, Fat Tony (DJ set), Nailah Hunter, AroMa, Zachary James Watkins, and Tarot by Botánica Cimarrón.

Recorded with her touring band (est. 2021), these reimagined studio tracks follow Cabral’s career — from her 2017 debut Pantheon Of Me, to 2018’s multidimensional synth-based project Mazy Fly, and her third album, 2021’s The Turning Wheel, breathing new life into the orchestrations she’s written and produced entirely herself.

Spelling 2023 Tour Dates

Sat. Sep. 16 – Oakland, CA @ Children’s Fairyland (Through The Looking Glass Festival)
Sat. Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ South Pasadena Masonic Lodge
Sun. Oct 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Tues. Oct 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Hall
Wed. Oct 18 – Baltimore, MD @ OttoBar

Pre order SPELLLING & the Mystery School by Spelling HERE


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