Mixing elements of heritage and genre in tune with body and space, The Handbook of Vivid Moments, the third record from Greensboro electro-artist, Quilla— the artistic persona from Montreal-born Anna Luisa Daigneault— serves as a vessel for expression and empowerment in a time of dystopia, laid amongst dance floor beats.
– Katei Cranford, Yes!Weekly
“I want to expand the palette of topics explored in dance music,” Quilla explained of her intentions with the record, which covers themes related to peril, migration, climate change, and personal transformation. “I’ve always thought that dance music is very accessible and that people are receptive to new ideas when they’re dancing.” Read more:
PRESS RELEASE: Latinx Quilla’s Melodic Third Official Album “The Handbook of Vivid Moments” Released
The seasoned and notable club hit vocalist releases her most personal and influential album yet.
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sept. 14, 2020 – PRLog — Quilla (Anna Luisa Daigneault), releases an eight-track electronic indie-pop album on her record label, Ritual Fire Records. Titled, “The Handbook of Vivid Moments” Quilla beautifully weaves elements of her Latinx heritage rhythms and dance floor beats. With the blending of heritage and music genres, this album is one to uplift listeners during what has been a difficult time worldwide and explore current themes that are often challenging to tackle. The album is available for immediate release upon all platforms here: https://orcd.co/quilla_handbook
When asked to describe her album, “My new songs are about personal transformation and women’s empowerment in a dystopian age. I also include songs about climate change and migration, in an effort to examine these topics in a new light,” Anna Luisa Daigneault. “This album will serve as a milestone of sorts. It will help me synthesize all the technical skills I have accumulated as a producer over the past decade. I aim to create an album that is fun to listen and dance to, as well as make people contemplate our current era. Despite the challenges we all face, I feel that the upbeat tone of this album will symbolize choosing hope over despair.”
Most recently, Quilla and her album were featured in Bit Rosie’s latest short documentary as part of a series highlighting the work of women producers around the globe. Tracks from “The Handbook of Vivid Moments” have already been featured within the broadcast and film space. Algorithms with Benefits recently became the theme song for WUNC’s new “Embodied” podcast, Boom Bada was featured on UNC-TV, and Sagittarius was part of a choreographed music video featured at five film festivals in 2019 and 2020, directed by Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts.
This third album was solely written and produced by Quilla in her home studio and was created with support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the partnering arts councils of the Regional Artist Project Grant Program.