Singer, songwriter, and producer Nandi Rose writes and records under the name Half Waif. Over the past eight years, Half Waif has created a bold and unique sound that melds pop and folk songwriting styles with experimental production and arrangements rendered in electronic brushstrokes. In addition to recording well-regarded live sessions for Audiotree and NPR’s Tiny Desk, the project has released two EPs and three albums, the most recent being 2018’s Lavender, released via Brooklyn-based label Cascine. With 12 tracks that meditate on the meaning of grief, familial relationships, and the strength we find within us to redefine our personal apocalypses, Lavender is an ambitious offering from a project that continues to push the boundary of emotional songwriting that bangs – a genre Nandi calls “mood ring pop.” Since its release, the album has received widespread critical acclaim, with Pitchfork calling it “A striking album of beautifully rendered and deeply layered synth-pop” and NPR commenting that "[Nandi Rose] writes songs that travel profoundly inward - asking questions about who we are and how we relate to each other - over beds of electronic instrumentation that expand and recede like ocean tides.” Half Waif is currently finishing her fourth full-length album at her new home in a quiet corner of the Hudson Valley.

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