Listen To “Puppets,” A Haunting Piano Track From The Golden Filter Member Penelope Trappes – The FADER


What was the motivation behind releasing music under your own name?

I wanted to reset. I’m not sure that I can separate the music I make from who I am anymore. Within The Golden Filter we’ve managed to stay true to what we want to do while remaining happy and able to sustain ourselves musically, but I felt the need to experiment and try new things and grow as a solo artist.

I have been involved with a host of projects under different alter-egos. Part of me wanted to emulate Cindy Sherman, but within music, to make it into a long-term feminist art project where I could explore all of the different sides of myself. Being alone with the piano helped me to wash away all of those identities that were ironically beginning to cloud my original intent as an artist. The whole…



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