Painting the sound of dreams
Her new album is all about change. About transformation. About the fact that something needs to die in order to let something new come to life. Like a snake needs sloughing to survive.
We catch her on the phone, cup of tea in hand, at her Copenhagen home and talk to her about her new self-produced album. Why is it called Sloughing?
Rethinking the symbols
"There are several meanings to the title. Most people in Western cultures associate Biblical symbols, such as the snake, with negative ideas. But I discovered that it hasn't always been the case in all cultures – as to the Sumer culture more than 3,000 years ago.
To them – and to me – the snake and its sloughing is also a positive process, renewing yourself, transforming yourself. Yet, it's not a complete change, 'cause you're still the same as well," says Kirstine.
She explains that the title also refers to the fact that she was part of a band for many years and now felt the time had come to exceed the limits laid down.
The album was also a great opportunity for her to learn new skills and develop as a person. So she produced the album herself and learned a lot about drums, rhythmic elements, grooves and beats, among other things, which gave the album more power.
Pull the carpet
"I isolated myself for a long time. Pulled the carpet from under myself. Like the snake needs peace and calm in order to complete its renewal. It's quite a vulnerable and lonely process because the transformation takes place in an empty darkness. Yet, it's highly necessary for renewal," she says.
So did the process and the album finally offer you the redemption you were looking for?