4AD and Remote Control are delighted to welcome Erika de Casier to the family, today she releases her label debut, the single ‘No Butterflies, No Nothing’.
Born in Portugal and raised in Denmark, de Casier is an ally of the Regelbau collective and also something of a creative polymath, having written, produced and released her debut album, Essentials, through her own Independent Jeep label last year. Critically-lauded, Essentials graced Best of 2019 lists at Mixmag, Gorilla vs. Bear, FACT, Dummy, and Crack Magazine.
Quickly following the success of her debut album, ‘No Butterflies, No Nothing’, produced by de Casier and Natal Zaks, see the Copenhagen-based musician continue to address affairs of the heart. “It’s about wanting to fall in love with someone, but the butterflies are just not coming,”de Casier explains.
Also taking on director duties for the single’s accompanying video, she says, “I wanted to create a sort of “perfect” realm where the underlying drama is what cracks the picture. When I was a kid, I used to hurry home from school so I could watch “Days of Our Lives” and I really think it’s funny how soap operas depict characters’ lives in a such an openly overdramatic and unrealistic way – it’s all about the drama. I was also inspired by romantic period films like Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, so to mix the two aesthetics with my own was really interesting.”