Singer-songwriter Gasper Narby on his new EP 'Magnet Letters', confronting male emotional repression and returning to his childhood home for his new music videos.
Gaspar Narby is all about challenging himself. Starting out as an electronica artist dabbling in off-kilter sounds, the artist has recently decided to take the bold leap into an entirely different kind of music – the introspective singer-songwriter mould.
Buoyed by praise for his first two efforts in this new era for him from music critics, Narby is cementing his arrival as a true singer-songwriter with the release of his ‘Magnet Letters’ EP. He put effort into making the title track a perfect encapsulation of his new sound, experimenting with unusual sonic touches and filming the music video in his childhood home of Jura in Switzerland.
Narby has worked hard on changing up his production approach for the new EP, bringing in collaborators like masterer Jeremy Cooper and director Lena Vallat, but also choosing to work on many of the new tracks solo, singing all the vocals on EP himself and writing most material on guitar before the rest of production. It’s an approach that’s sure to pay dividends.
Notion sat down with Narby to chat about the release of ‘Magnet Letters’, his exploration of male vulnerability and why his big changes in production felt right for this new batch of songs.