Common Holly

Holding fast to the emotional honesty of Playing House (2017), Common Holly’s sophomore record, When I say to you Black Lightning is a look outward; an exploration of the ways in which we all experience pain, fear, and self-delusion, and how we can learn to confront those feelings with boldness.

The record is more experimental than Brigitte Naggar’s debut. It is rougher, looser, louder and more atonal. It feels edgy, but still kind. WISTYBL ditches fear without losing vulnerability, and trades in sadness for the healing powers of anger, and the strength of observing, recognizing and confronting. Through its 9 labyrinthian yet catchy tracks, shaped sonically by the seriously unique visions of Devon Bate, Hamish Mitchell, and Naggar herself, the album observes the complexities of mental health, the precarity of life, and the challenges of finding strength in the face of grave misunderstanding. 

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Checking In with Little Kid and Common Holly

By Common Holly | July 3, 2020

Checking In with Little Kid and Common Holly

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A Guide to Common Holly’s When I say to you Black Lightning

By Common Holly | October 25, 2019

A Guide to Common Holly’s When I say to you Black Lightning

Brigitte Naggar walks us track-by-track through her new album.