IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere) is the project of Melbourne-based multi instrumentalist, producer and sound healer, Phoebe Dubar, also known as Naarm. She has announced the release of a new album called III which will be out on October 15th via Hush Hush Records. According to the press release, Last year she became a fully qualified sound healer and regularly performs sounds baths with Himalayan and Crystal singing bowls, gong, chimes, vocal toning, and other instruments that allow her to create music to help slow brainwaves, heal, and release stuck energy. These restorative sonic elements seep through into her own music as IKSRE, with her new album providing a platform to channel her own emotions into a healing experience.
‘III’ is a simple nod to the fact that this is her third full-length album, but there’s deeper layers behind this title as well. With Melbourne’s strict COVID-19 lockdowns as the tumultuous foundational backdrop, this album was written throughout 2020 and during a period where Phoebe and her husband were hopeful to welcome a second child into their family. Her early pregnancy was a joyful time, new thoughts brewing up of all the exciting possibilities having a sibling would bring to their daughter and their prospective family of four. This phase was sadly temporary, as Phoebe experienced a heartbreaking miscarriage and the eventual acceptance of remaining strictly a family of three. Phoebe shares, “After going through all the emotions, from desire to acceptance, and now quite simply, gratitude, we are happy and grateful to be such a strong family unit, even if it’s only “just” the three of us.”
Check the first excerpt “As Good As It Gets“.