Idea the Artist is the nom de plume of Oakland denizen Inés Beltranena whose sophomore full-length, The Seafloor, drops on March 24th. What her debut LP, The Northern Lights Are On…, may have lacked in potency is easily compensated by the new album’s steady drive of theatrical force which builds off each song. Here’s the title track which is a maelstrom of thunderous beats, stirring strings, and Beltranena’s classically trained, soaring voice:
And here’s its music video which was animated to imitate Beltranena’s watercolor paintings of shipwrecks and underwater labyrinths.
Idea the Artist‘s album release show is tonight (3-20) at Rickshaw Stop.