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The piano acts as a tense, pulsing metronome for Alattas’ rich vocals; as the violin crescendos and the song reaches a climax, the piano repeats like a film strip stuck on loop. Those suffering from their own tangled love story will relate to the feeling of atrophy, of endless mornings waking up to precious memories now fragmented and dull.”  –AudioFemme
Singer-songwriter Latifah Alattas opens her heart and soul with Moda Spira’s sophomore album Divorce, due out October 26th, a project marked by deep emotional honesty and melodies brimming with tenderness. She has released the second single “Regret” today.
This new Moda Spira album is simply called, Divorce as it takes you on a sonic journey through the deterioration of Alattas’s marriage. Instead of burying, self-medicating or avoiding her pain – Alattas decided the only way around it was to face it head on and writing the songs on the album served as her guide through the dark and treacherous path of reliving and trekking through pain.
“Regret” is a slow, smooth ballad that embodies the scrambled questions and thoughts that rolled through Alattas’s mind when sorting through her grief and shock.
The album is available for pre-order  – both digitally and on 180 gram white vinyl HERE, and will be released with an accompanying podcast series that goes into the making of the record. The podcast is made up of 13 episodes, with each episode is dedicated to a song on the record, in addition to a prologue and epilogue. On the podcast Alattas, who co-produced the record with Dave Wilton, give listeners into her painful story with raw transparency and emotion as she goes into the making of each song along with the story that inspired it.
Alattas also works as a producer and engineer (a field in which women are few and far between) and has produced albums for indie artists, including A Boy & His Kite, helping them place “Cover Your Tracks” on the soundtrack for Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part II. Her songs have also been featured on One Tree Hill, The Gates, Lifetime films and The House at the End of the Street. She has also composed incidental music for MTV and E! Moda Spira is her return to solo performing. In addition to Moda Spira, Alattas has a long resume that includes time as a solo artist and work with Page CXVI, a band that reinterprets traditional hymns, the indie rock band Autumn Film and Sola-Mi, an experimental trio.
Alattas will bring Divorce out on the road supporting Liz Vice on her West Coast tour this fall.
TOUR DATES w/ Liz Vice
10/25 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
10/26 The Bartlett Spokane, WA
10/27 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
10/28 HiFi Music Hall Eugene, OR
11/1 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
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