Folk/Dark Pop Singer Songwriter Silka Weil Releases “Time”
Indie folk meets dark pop as singer-songwriter Silka Weil takes us on another personal journey with her new single ‘Time’. Out now, Time’ is the third single from her new self-titled EP. With success and international radio play from her debut single ‘Capsized’ which was well-received by critics and listeners alike, and her second single, ‘Unsatisfied’ continuing Weil’s unique folk-pop style. Weil’s third single, ‘Time’, completes the trio of folk-pop delights expected from the talented Canadian singer-songwriter.
Featuring 90s nostalgia and ethereal instrumentation, Weil winds effortlessly through the song with an eclectic mix of sounds that takes us to the darker side of pop. Stepping away from bubblegum and bounce, Weil presents a low-fi, melodic pop affair that nods to artists like PJ Harvey and Mazzy Star.
Montreal-based Weil states that her style of music draws inspiration from 90s vintage pop and contemporary artists with a nod to late ’90s singer-songwriters such as Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey, and Dido.
‘Time’ is a low-fi pop-rock classic featuring gentle sparkling vocals from Weil. Acoustics and overdriven electrics add to that 90s sound dropping to drums, bass, and a haunting organ during verses. To add an extra layer, Weil uses her voice like an instrument during the chorus, harmonizing with the guitars running down the scale and delivering lyrics about an ode to past and new relationships, with themes that dance around happier times and hopeful futures.
Weil explains, “This single explores a healthier relationship than what I’d been used to in my past. There’s a theme of thawing and renewal; “And if I’ve frozen/Can I still bloom.” Rekindling a sense of peace that we return to rather than acquire.”
Weil goes on to say, “It’s a love story that takes into account a messy past and personal history. Putting your heart on the line and moving forward.”
“You, I could give you all my time
You, you could have me
We could try
You, I could give you all my time
All my time.”
Weil takes a lot of the recording responsibility herself, bringing in Jean-Sébastien Brault-Labbé as a musical mentor, with arrangements, additional instrumentations, production, mixing, mastering, and engineering duties all under his belt. The final recording was laid down at Studio de la Ruelle by Brault-Labbé.
The story in the video details an early relationship of missed opportunities and connections in a digital age through awkward communication and trepidation of the beginnings of a new and promising relationship.
With ‘Capsized’ and ‘Unsatisfied’ and now ‘Time’ affirming her sound, Weil goes further into the roots of her music.
“‘Time’ is the single on my first EP. A collection of songs that survived from my youth. The ones that I couldn’t leave behind. I go through a journey of uncertainty that parallels the challenges of transitioning from being a teenager to becoming a young adult. With all its messy trial and error. In bringing these songs to the studio, I felt I was able to make sense of my past and reclaim parts of myself that may have felt uncomfortable to share.”
‘Time’ will appeal to fans of the 90s music folk-pop scene and newbies exploring that late end of the 21st century sound. ‘Time’ by Silka Weil is available now.