MOTTE Announces Third Album + Shares Single ‘Only I’

Anita Clark‘s solo project MOTTE returns with the cinematic first single from her forthcoming third album Cold + Liquid, the follow up to 2017’s stunning Strange Dreams LP. Having kept busy touring with the likes of The Phoenix Foundation, Luke Buda and Don McGlashan in recent years, as well as soundtracking a myriad of films and theatre performances, MOTTE made her way back to Lyttelton to record again, at first writing purely instrumentally due to a period of vocal cord paralysis. As a listen to lead track ‘Only I’ will make clear, Clark’s voice returned, adding another rich source of sound in addition to field recordings from the Oamaru Freezing Works, beneath the deck of a cement cargo ship, shifting boulders, snapping twigs, and her signature, swooping violin. ‘Only I’ is paired with a jaw dropping clip featuring dancer Jareen Wee and shot by Pōneke filmmaker Will Agnew. Watch and listen below…


MOTTE’S album ‘Cold + Liquid’ is out August via Ba Da Bing! Records.