Alita Limona makes her return to Stereofox with the comforting new EP Grandpa’s Closet – a project that takes inspiration from the Jazz Age of the 1920s.
As the daughter of a jazz musician, German beatmaker, and multi-instrumentalist, Alita Limona grew up between the music studio and the stage, even penning her first songs at the age of 13. Her talent and dedication have led to her becoming a stand-out force in the beat scene as she consistently acquaints listeners with visceral feelings of nostalgia.
“The idea for the EP started out as a side project while I was working on my debut album. I got lost in browsing through old jazz vinyls and absolutely fell in love with the sound and feeling they gave me. And I love Vinyl Crackles. Makes me want to cuddle up in a blanket and sit next to a fireplace with a good smelling book. Working on it made me nostalgic and think of my grandfather a lot. I imagined the life he might have had when he was young. I pictured him as an actor from those old movies dressed in handsome vintage clothes hanging out in underground jazz clubs. I improvised vocals on some of the tracks and intuitively felt like singing them in golden 20s style like Lana del Rey does. The songs are about love and the beauty of momentum before the speed and business of digital times.“ says Alita Limona
Alita Limon Grandpas Closet EP
From the vinyl crackles to the cosy and vintage-looking artwork, Alita’s adulation for yesteryears can be seen and heard all over Grandpa’s Closet EP. Thoughts of her grandpa stayed with her throughout the creation of this body of work, and served as the inspiration for the opener “Grandpa’s Video Projector” and the follow-up “Grandpa’s Old Leather Jacket”. On the lead single “I Can Watch the Seasons Change,” she goes one step further, adorning her smooth and nostalgic instrumental with a soulful vocal performance delivered as if she’s from the 1920s. Ushering you into an experience that feels reflective and romantic at the same time, this release marks the arrival of her debut EP and romanticises the beauty of momentum before the speed and business of digital times.
Listen to ‘Grandpa’s Closet’ HERE
Press release courtesy of Mike Kelly