Erny Belle - Not Your Cupid
Tāmaki Makaurau’s pacific-pop extraordinaire and double Taite Music Prize nominee Erny Belle's sophomore album Not Your Cupid is out on Friday 10th November, 2023 via Flying Nun Records.
Auckland-based Erny Belle is a sweet enigma adorned by dark dreams, wild wonder, and spellbinding song. The musical veil of Ngāpuhi singer-songwriter Aimee Renata emerged onto the scene with a billowing aura of mystery but swiftly enamoured audiences with her heartful and haunting abstractions of life weaved into gorgeous composition, in the form of her debut record Venus is Home.
The gothic double entendre that Renata lyrically dances between emanate pensive, almost prayerful, album experiences; a depth is held steadfast by stunning vocal harmonies, tremolo-washed strings, lilting steel guitar and sitar, and beautifully catchy melodic writing.