Penelope Trappes is a London-based singer-songwriter, musician and sound artist better known for his work with electronic duo The Golden Filter. Three years after Penelope Two and 2020’s EP Eel Drip, she has announced the release of a new album called Penelope Three which will be out on May 28th via Houndstooth.
According to the press release, she completes her ambitious and other-worldly triptych with an album of healing, on which she looks to release herself from fear and into love, evoked in Penelope’s signature ambient gothic dreamlands that are equal parts shoegaze pop and surrealist soundscapes.
“Nervous” is the first excerpt which comes with the video dircted by herself and Agnes Haus. Commenting on the video, Trappes says: “In mid 2020 I began renting a strange and unique house in Brighton, but I couldn’t actually move into it for a month, so I used the odd space and time to film this video. It delves inside the mind of a nervous smoking woman, which takes the form of an oppressive strange house. Inside, she is confronting the balance between the masculine and feminine within her, which take the form of two spirit characters. Outside there are expansive but liminal moments of reprieve from the claustrophobia, but she invariably gets drawn back into the anxious loop of her own mental entrapment.”