I like how every song is built around the human voice as a musical instrument. With their multi-layered harmonies and loops, Michele and Briana create nothing but enchanting moments and an overall sense of warmth and creativity.
Favorite track: Sun & the Moon.
Swooning is Michele Finkelstein and Briana Marela
All songs written by Michele and Briana
Mixed by Briana Marela and Nicholas Wilbur
Engineered by Gordon Baker, Briana Marela, and Nicholas Wilbur
Co-produced by Briana and Michele
Mastered by Nicholas Wilbur
Recorded at Gordon Studios, Heavy Meadow, and The Unknown
Album art and design by Willa Goettling
released September 26, 2016
Michele Finkelstein sings and plays flute
Briana Marela sings and plays synth, rhodes, and organ
Gordon Baker plays synth on Perfect Person, guitar on Somewhere Here, and guitar & bass on Sun & the Moon
Willa Goettling plays drums on Sun & the Moon
Thanks to Gordon Baker, Charlie Daugherty, Willa Goettling, Josh Fomon, Madeline Franks, Jacob Jaffe, Brie Vuagniaux, Nicholas Wilbur, Magic Lanes, Womb Room, and to our families: Marvin Finkelstein, Rachel Finkelstein, Karen Olson, Don Johnson, Linda Erickson, Asenath Lizarraga, Daniel Lizarraga, and Juan Lizarraga
This is an amazing album. I let the record player soak the house in it. It brings me to a good place.
I was hanging out with a three year old and when she heard this song, I said, "This is an artist I know in Seattle, Briana," and she went, "Is she a mermaid?" ((small howl))