Ex:Re, the eponymously-titled debut album by the solo project of Elena Tonra, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Daughter, is released digitally today. Vinyl and CD pre-orders of Ex:Re are now available with physical release set for February 1 2019.
Running parallel to Daughter, Tonra has assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need.
Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others. Taking on a creative moniker, she chose Ex:Re to mean ‘regarding ex’ and also ‘X-Ray’ as a way to look inside and see what is really there.
Writing took a year but the recording process lasted mere months, turning to Fabian Prynn (4AD’s in-house engineer and producer) and composer Josephine Stephenson on cello to help bring Ex:Re to life.
Listen / purchase Ex:Re: https://exre.lnk.to/exre