“The LA-based singer still values the importance of an absolutely killer bass line pushed front and center, but on “Stronger” the production is cleaner and clearer, a song that’s fingerclicky cool, with a pinch of 60s shimmy and a pipette full of 80s power pop.”
“[Gothic Tropic] seem to have tapped into something special”
“[Gothic Tropic’s music] is comparable to jazz in the way its creation is approached: its success is based upon each member’s ability to selflessly collaborate but also individually flourish.”
– LA WEEKLY
Rookie Mag: What kinds of ideas were flowing through your head as you wrote the lyrics for “Stronger”?
Cecilia Della Peruti: The line “You can’t turn the wheel ’cause you can’t steer,” for example, has to do with the idea of being afraid to say something that’s true because you’re bridled by fear, feeling nervous about asserting yourself. It comes out of working in male-dominated communities, I think. As a woman, I felt that I should always be easy to work with, which meant that a lot of the time I stayed silent when I maybe shouldn’t have. That line, and the song itself, says everything I ever wanted to say about being pressured to stay quiet that way.
About Gothic Tropic:
The brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, Gothic Tropic keeps the vibe playful and punchy, bringing audiences into a new era of female rock nobility, nodding to stars like Debbie Harry, and Chrissie Hynde. Delivering a blend of Richard Lloyd and Nile Rodgers on guitar, Gothic Tropic’s Della Peruti has won sponsorships with Fender, and leading pedal manufacturers, and works professionally as a touring and session player for Charli XCX, BØRNS, and more.
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
Old Flame Records
Street Date: May 28, 2016