“Part of my process is to spend as much time creating in silence as possible,” says singer-songwriter Doe Paoro of carving her own brand of ethereal R&B. “Silence clarifies that relationship with sound.” Abandoning the bustling environment of her New York base in favor of a bucolic retreat––the Wisconsin studio of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon––Paoro shows off her distinct wavering voice in a live performance of new track “Walking Backwards.” Having encountered an age-old Tibetan folk-opera tradition during a backpacking trip, the singer distilled its influence into her recent EP Ink on the Walls. “Making the record in Manhattan would have been a nine-to-five experience,” explains Paoro, who was captured for the latest episode of Sunrise, Sunset by NOWNESS regulars Yours Truly after making waves in this year's festival circuit. “I guess there is no set time when inspiration strikes; it might happen at 2pm or 3am.”
Ink on the Walls is available now on Middle West.