June McDoom is a singer-songwriter based in New York City. Her unique approach to folk music incorporates influences of early soul, reggae, and vintage analog experimentation into a new world all its own. Her debut EP is due this October.
McDoom’s first single, “The City,” she writes, is “a song I wrote during college at a time when I was… thinking a lot about my ancestry, the strong matriarchs of my family, and the impact and courage it took for my entire extended family to uproot from Jamaica and move to NYC in the 1970s. When I wrote this song I was listening to a lot of artists like Joan Baez and Judee Sill, and later when I started working on demos of the song I started to get into The Delfonics and The Supremes, and then old reggae artists like Alton Ellis and Phyllis Dillon. We recorded countless versions of the song in a home studio that my partner Evan Wright and I had slowly formed. Around this time, we met Gabe Wax, who started working with us on the track and later ended up doing the final mix for it… He understood all the nuances of what I wanted this track to be and he also taught us a lot.”
Label: Temporary Residence Limited
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