Los Angeles singer/songwriter Geneva White touches on a visceral vulnerability on her new single “FRAME.” Written on her bedroom floor–in the depths of her feelings listening to Taylor Swift–the song finds inspiration in a phone call White had with a close friend in which she found herself unable to open up in the way she wanted to with them.
An anxious but liberating realization, “FRAME” finds solace amidst White’s lush vocalization and no-frills acoustic melody. As a multi-instrumentalist and trained jazz vocalist who has cut her teeth opening for the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and singing back-up for Lorde, White brings a lucid emotionality with her poignant cooing that soaks her already affecting lyricism in a tender intimacy.
“Late July last year, I’d gone to play the Allihies Festival with some friends in Cork, Ireland. We were sitting outside in a light drizzle listening to music with a cliff on one side and storm covered, goat sprinkled mountains on the other. One of the guys played me a start to a song he’d written that just had the chorus singing “forever’s such a long time.” Maybe we were drunk, overtired, and everything was existentially magnified by the magic backdrop, but that sentiment stuck with me because even the strongest, most loyal relationships can’t survive life sometimes. That’s the picture I built the song around, that one lyric and idea.”