Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Erin Fein, better known as Psychic Twin, has signed to Polyvinyl Records for the release of her debut album Strange Diary, due out in September. The album was made over four years between Champaign Urbana, Illinois and Brooklyn, New York. During the album’s writing and production stages, Fein saw her marriage fall apart and found herself relocating halfway across the country, both of which serve as the main inspiration for the record’s concepts.
“These songs are 100% a diary of my life over the last four years,” says Fein. With diaries often referring to private thoughts and writing, using a very public forum as a diary definitely explains the album’s title. Strange Diary’s first single is “Lose Myself,” an electronic track with a beautiful vocal melody emphasized by multi-layered harmonies and reverb.
When asked about “Lose Myself,” Fein recalled that she “was in a lot of emotional pain while writing this song, it was the first time I tried to write a melody that might help me to calm down, might help me to cope with what I was feeling inside.” The beat kind of reminds me of the song from the last scene in Trainspotting, which is definitely a good thing. Check out “Lose Myself” below.
Tour dates with Ladyhawke:
06/21 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
06/25 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
06/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
06/28 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Strange Diary is out 9/9 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.