Behind the sonG
Have you ever moved to a new city, started a new job, or even found yourself at a loud party full of people you don't know?
CAN'T SWIM? deals with that exact feeling. Landing in NYC for the first time, having to figure everything out on your own, not knowing what you actually signed up for until you're way too deep in to "swim out."
As an international immigrant, this task becomes even more herculean when you add the language and cultural barriers, knowing that you are thousands of miles away from friends and family. While experiences like these are rites of passage that make us come out feeling stronger, being in them can sometimes feel like you're trying to stay afloat in the middle of a seastorm.
CAN'T SWIM? was recorded and produced almost entirely remotely from the home studios of the ALMA ladies, Noah Kellman and Elliot Moss.
Producers: ALMA, Noah Kellman
Audio Engineers: ALMA, Noah Kellman
Mixing Engineer: Elliot Moss
Mastering Engineer: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Vocals: Alba S. Torremocha, Lillie R. McDonough, and Melissa Kaitlyn Carter
Strings: Alba S. Torremocha
Horns (trumpet & trombone): Nick Frenay
Keys & synths: Noah Kellman
Drums: Corey Fonville, Jimmy Navarra, Elliot Moss.