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Aisha Burns


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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and currently residing near Boston, Massachusetts, violinist, vocalist and songwriter Aisha Burns began playing violin when she was 10 years old.
Soon after moving to Austin, she gained her start with a Texas folk-rock band, began touring and recording, and later joined the instrumental ensemble Balmorhea on violin in 2007. After years of secret singing, she released her solo debut Life in the Midwater in 2013. Called "twisting, ethereal...arresting" by Dazed Magazine, and praised for its "delicate intimacy" by NPR, Life in the Midwater explored mortality and relationships with candor and wisdom.
After contributing her violin work to a range of remarkable artists including Adam Torres’ and Thor and Friends, Aisha is back with another release of her own.
Her new album Argonauta, is a collection of songs about her struggle with the grief of losing her mother, while also navigating a new relationship, and ultimately trying to discern what the new normal is for her life. “She evokes Thom Yorke’s plaintive cry...and occasionally, she delivers the album’s most poignant messages with an air of almost stately detachment, bringing to mind the German cult singer Nico, acting as a foil for the rich string arrangements, equally cinematic and mournful..." Bandcamp wrote. Called “A poignant album” by Pitchfork, Argonauta picks up where Life in the Midwater left us, this time with even more strength and light.


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