Premiere: Coda Chroma - My Garden
Ballarat-based singer-songwriter delivers gorgeous new single of engrossing indie-folk alongside a colourful video shot in a miniature village
As Coda Chroma, the project of Kate Lucas, gears up for the release of their third album Dream-self (out March 31), they’ve readied their new single and video combo, with the enchanting My Garden premiering on Pilerats today ahead of its March 17 release!
Recorded in a historic stone church in the Victorian Goldfields, Lucas wrote My Garden while grappling with thoughts of leaving her creative dreams behind to focus on more tangible goals, with the song digging into concepts around expectations, social norms & work/life balance, and how these things can all negatively impact creativity and self-expression.
Subtle acoustic guitar strums meet soaring synths and sweeping strings on this majestic, cinematic slice of indie-folk with plenty of pop sensibilities. On the writing process of My Garden, Lucas explains “The opening verse lyrics for My Garden flowed out one night in response to a chord I was strumming to match my mood. I was considering what it might mean to give up a dream, in order to pursue another more ‘sensible’ goal: putting the future needs of my loved ones ahead of my own personal artistic needs. By choosing to be ‘realistic’ (whatever that is/means?) I considered how I would deal with the losing of an important part of myself.”
My Garden also features a gorgeous music video filmed in lutruwita/Tasmania and featuring shots from Tasmazia in Lower Crackpot, packed with colourful miniature houses and a winding hedge maze. Created by artist and filmmaker Ursula Woods, who has recently shot a short film for kutikina Productions, a documentary for ABC Artworks and a large scale installation for Mona Foma 2023, My Garden continues Coda Chroma and Woods’ collaborative relationship after they worked together on the song Water.
Give My Garden a watch and listen as it premieres on Pilerats today ahead of its March 17 release!