Rachel Zeffira is a name you might be familiar with. You might know her to be one half of the 60s retro duo Cat’s Eyes along with The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan. Or you might know her for her bold clear take on the My Bloody Valentine classic To Here Knows When. In either case, you would recognize the Canadian-born Zeffira for her classically trained operatic voice. And you would know that such a voice is one that you must stop and take a listen to.
It is indeed after the My Bloody Valentine cover and the positive responses that came with it that Zeffira decided she was ready to launch her own solo project. Her debut record The Deserters then is Rachel Zeffira showcasing herself to the world. Recorded at the famed Abbey Road studios, The Deserters is an album of quiet reflection. With a full orchestration backing her, you can easily feel the calm and the elegance cutting through Zeffira’s voice. More importantly you can feel it’s beauty. And that is what makes it such a wonderful record to lose yourself to.
Watch the hazy video for the title track of The Deserters embedded below.
Rachel Zeffira – The Deserters comes out 3/12 via Paper Bag (order here)