CARLA’s debut Night Thoughts (Sones, 2016) it’s an album with a nocturnal aura, of synth pop and soft electronics, suggestive and charming.
After her first two released singles, Let’s burn a forest (self-released, 2014) and Lucky One (Sones, 2015), it finally arrives the awaited LP of the curious and multifaceted artist Carla Serrat.
Compiling the archive of songs created until now, the compositions of Night Thoughts share a mainly analogic synthesizers base, practicised by Carla, and the organic ritmic pulsion of his brother Toni Serrat. Along with the warm, but at the same time deep, voice of Carla, and the production arrangements, the electronic and evocative pasages are accentuated and inspired by reference names like Chromatics, Everything But The Girl, James Blake, Lali Puna, The Postal Service and Sade.
The songs of the first album of CARLA talk about the personal condition and love through introspection of self feelings – sometimes through an innocent perspective, sometimes rawer- and when dreams and desire become disillusion.
Through these stages and in an oniric clause, CARLA’s songs explore nostalgia, melancholy and longing.
Night Thoughts is an intimate and crepuscular journey that ventures in the mistery of the night. A strong debut that, far from tumbling, stands through darkness searching beams of light.
The album has been produced by Edu Martínez and CARLA and mastered by the prestigious British engineer John Davis (Blur, FKA twigs, Haim, Lana del Rey, among other renowned world-class artists). Night Thouhgts features also the special collaboration of Núria Graham, Marcel Cavallé and Víctor Partido and has been recorded in Barcelona’s ACLAM Records studios.