Not your typical grief track; ‘Give Me A Sign‘ focuses on finding hope even in the darkest of times. Narrating the stage of numbness and shock – when she lost her mother, she felt she wasn’t experiencing grief properly. Free of pain and tears and instead experiencing feelings of disconnection, Corinna was willing herself to feel something, whether it be spiritual confirmation of life after death or the pain of loss. She wrote ‘Give Me A Sign‘ as a continuous stream of thoughts rather than a narrative.
Working alongside producer Francesco Arpino, Corinna and Francesco wrote ‘Give Me A Sign’ together on piano and guitar, from there they would begin to layer the different elements, using a mixture of digital and analogue techniques to fuse a retro and modern sound that you hear in the track.
“Recording the track was like letting two kids run through a sweet shop. We were picking and choosing whatever came to our minds and the track grew in a way that neither of us had conceived before writing together” – Corinna Jane
Corinna hopes the track can be a relief for those dealing with complex emotions that they cannot grasp, so they know that numbness and confusion are a normal part of the process. She hopes the track channels the female-fronted empowered rock sounds of the 90s such as The Cardigans, Alanis Morrissette & Garbage.
Corinna Jane is Franco-English, but was born in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, and grew up in Northhamptonshire, England. Growing up trilingual was a huge advantage, but a steady diet of MTV meant her primary passion was always music. She began composing as early as six years old and in her teens began forming her own unique brand of quirky alternative singer-songwriter pop.
She has received airplay on BBC Radio 6, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio alongside prime-time coverage on London Live TV, and has toured with her band around the Midlands, London and the North.
Over lockdown, Corinna has seen success with her acoustic piano and vocal covers of both R.E.M and Dua Lipa tracks and released a special EP called ‘Songs For My Mother’, dedicated to her mother who passed away earlier this year, with more of an introspective folk feel. Her newest EP ‘Queen of Wands’ features ‘Give Me A Sign’ as the first single.
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