First Listen: Debórah Bond finds the "Time" again

(March 7, 2021) When Debórah Bond moved to DC to pursue a journalism degree at American University, not many folks would have thought that what instead would happen was that she would develop into one of the leaders of the indie music scene, both as a broadcaster and as a performer whose only flaw we know of is that she doesn’t record often enough for our taste.

It’s been a decade since Debórah issued her highly regarded Madam Palindrome album, but, in one of the few bright spots to come from the pandemic, she spent the past year recording her third full length album, compass: I. She says, “Timing would have it that in addition to many personal obstacles, we all were hit with a global pandemic. Quarantine would have it that intense isolation opened a creative portal to write and record the album, all within seven months.”

(March 7, 2021) When Debórah Bond moved to DC to pursue a journalism degree at American University, not many folks would have thought that what instead would happen was that she would develop into one of the leaders of the indie music scene, both as a broadcaster and as a performer whose only flaw we know of is that she doesn’t record often enough for our taste.

It’s been a decade since Debórah issued her highly regarded Madam Palindrome album, but, in one of the few bright spots to come from the pandemic, she spent the past year recording her third full length album, compass: I. She says, “Timing would have it that in addition to many personal obstacles, we all were hit with a global pandemic. Quarantine would have it that intense isolation opened a creative portal to write and record the album, all within seven months.”

We heard the stunning first single, “radio,” several weeks back, and now the full album is here. This should please all those fans who’ve waited patiently for the past decade, and we’re especially enjoying the second single from the disc, the chugging midtempo, “time.” The bouncy, jazzy foundation has a classic feel to it, and in some ways masks thoughtful lyrics about how we approach the quandary of going after life vs. simply letting life come to us.

As Debórah tells us, "'time' is an exploration of growing up and getting older in the music business. A self-analysis of where I am in the game, and a reminder to live in the moment and press on, because the past is done."

It's great to have a full new project from Bond, and "time" is another fine single to help introduce her to those who don't know of her gift. Check it out below.

By Chris Rizik

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