Renee-Louise Carafice is a dark-folk-pop songstress born in New Zealand, based in Chicago. With a bitingly honest and brutally fragile voice, she sings of her "messy rollercoaster ride" of a life, over rich and complex melodic structures.
Carafice sings with an alarming openness about desperation, love, loss, homelessness and longing, all the while maintaining a sense of glorious hope at the end of the road.
Says Carafice: “We all used to hang out at our friend's place where everyone would preen themselves elaborately and then get wasted drunk. It was a really unhealthy routine, every weekend. I was coming out of my depression, getting much stronger, so I could see the folly in that behaviour. One of my friends was really struggling, deep in this mess - a very melodramatic character who had a reputation for feeling suicidal whenever he broke up with a girl. To some extent everyone can relate to that hurt... his was just amplified and exaggerated. I was driving my car to this party house where I knew my friend was... and feeling very strong feelings of sympathy for him, and of wanting to be a guiding light for him... and this song came to my head, a very big song, full of instruments, like 'leader of the pack’ but different.”
Renee-Louise Carafice's debut album, 'Tells you to Fight' was released on Monkey Records in 2008.
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