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Cold Specks

Cold Specks is Ladan Hussein. She has released three critically acclaimed albums with Mute Records and Arts & Crafts. Her debut album, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, was a monsoon of sound that rained expressiveness like a poet’s thought cloud. Genre classifications are besides the point, Cold Specks is a storyteller. Some people grow radically, hitting walls and changing directions as they bounce through life, which Ladan certainly did on her path to making music. After a forced sabbatical and a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia (Ladan is in fact bipolar), Cold Specks has reclaimed her creative autonomy. Her new, unreleased album ‘Light for the Midnight That Is Mine' is a testament to her survival and indomitable spirit. It showcases the dynamics of Ladan’s voice, unrelenting and understated, merging with a pop undercut that runs through the new work. It is profoundly and emotionally honest, you feel the presence of vulnerability. The album will be released in 2023 with Mute Records and is being produced by Adrian Utley of Portishead and Ali Chant.