BIRTHH is the alter-ego of 19-year-old Alice Bisi, the Italian singer who spends most of her time thinking about apocalyptic events. She goes into detail, defining herself as a young queen who finds no peace in her mind on the haunting and stunning new single 'Queen Of Failureland,' which is straight from her forthcoming debut album Born In The Woods, set for delivery on March 18. Sonically and conceptually, the project is an exact representation of where Alice and her BIRTHH moniker meet; where the bass-drum kicks as frantically as her heartbeat, her downtempo-ambient atmosphere mirrors her anxiousness and her lungs breathe convulsively between the lines. It's a spellbinding auditory fantasy and nightmare.

"I wanted the Wurlitzer and most of the guitars to have some kind of lo-fi imprint in order to contrast the sharp and neat sounds of the beats and of the arpeggiators; the organ and the harmonium have been inserted with pretty much the same purpose," she says of the new single and her upcoming project. "We wanted to add percussion sounds taken from the everyday life (snap, claps, water, doors slamming, etc.) and to integrate them into fragmented rhythms that could disorient the listener. In most of the tracks we did not even use the bass: I liked the idea of being able to make an electronic music record without the aid of this central element: to get that depth we opted for kick-beats with a very low frequency."

Look out for Born In the Woods out later this month. Find the full tracklist and upcoming show dates below.

  • SXSW shows:
  • 3/16 The Italy at SXSW party @ Numero 28
  • 3/18 Romantic Rock @ The Eastern 2:40 pm
  • 3/19 SXSW Official showcase @ The Townsend 9pm
  • Tracklist:
  • 1) Prelude For The Loveless
  • 2) Chlorine
  • 3) Queen Of Failureland
  • 4) Interlude For The Lifeless
  • 5) Senses
  • 6) Wraith
  • 7) If You Call Me Love
  • 8) Interlude For The Hopeless
  • 9) (Bahnhof)
  • 10) For The Loveless