A Stranger Sound

by Darling Fitch

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Darling Fitch's second EP, A Stranger Sound, is set against a typically Berlin backdrop of nightclubs, bars, and parties populated by the nominally queer, the addicted, the escapist, the outcast, the broken, the flamboyant, the narcissistic, or the otherwise "strange". A world which is as heavily policed as the one it mirrors, and in which power is as sought after as any other drug. A world comprised of ecstasy, dysphoria, displaced and misplaced emotions, the failures of community, and an inability to truly lose oneself, for better or for worse.

The EP is part of a larger work of spoken word,music and live performance. The description for the project is as follows:

Arising from the cesspool of Berlin’s queer party scene, A Stranger Sound is a dark yet ultimately affirming transgender coming-of-age story. A Stranger Sound is a full length live show combining music, spoken word, and performance art to take the audience on a journey through “gender dysphoria and chemical ecstasy // chemical dysphoria and gender ecstasy… And glamour as a survival strategy.” The show examines many elements of queer space: community, self-discovery, safety… But also addiction, escapism, narcissism, abuse, and self-harm. It is an honest account of the spaces we call home.

With performances planned over the span of performer Darling Fitch’s first year of testosterone therapy, vocal drops and physical changes will be evident from performance to performance, particularly through the juxtaposition of live and pre-recorded vocals. In this way, A Stranger Sound tells an ongoing story, and physically as well as thematically reveals the ever-changing nature of life.


released August 12, 2015



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Darling Fitch Berlin, Germany

Operating in a vortex of critical theory, club consumerism, internet culture and identity assemblage, Darling Brigid Fitch seeks to embody the confusion of living life as a spectacle.

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Track Name: Center Of Gravity
Have you ever felt your center of gravity shift?
Outside they're renovating the apocalypse
Don't talk about it
You know what comes next
A light flickering
On and off in your chest...
Track Name: A Stranger Sound
I don't want to scream
I want to make a stranger sound
The one that I carry around

I don't want to dance
I want to do this thing
I want to do that thing
Track Name: Mistakes
We're making mistakes
Sometimes strengths are weaknesses
Don't be afraid of this
Track Name: AndThem
Sub-clinical club cynical
The voice of the people has spoken
(I was only joking)
Malevolence, male violence
It's science

We're delicate,
get used to it
We're delicate,
get used to it

Surprisingly saccharine boys
Where do you think you're going?
Your power is showing

We're delicate,
get used to it
We're delicate,
get used to it
Track Name: Keep The Power On
I want to tell you a secret
And it goes like this:

The smoke and mirror set has gone to bed
They're dead
You won't be there for long
You're in the eye of the storm
You're gone
You knew,
Didn't you?
Have you done this before?
You're in the eye of the storm
You wont be there for long
Just keep the power on
Track Name: (Don't You) Want
Don't you want to wake the smoky sky?