MusicAnneliese Kristedja

A Week with Doe Paoro

MusicAnneliese Kristedja
A Week with Doe Paoro
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Doe Paoro, the lovely Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, lets us take a peek into her week as she gears up to release her album After on ANTI Records on September 25th. Infused with soulful R&B and influenced by her study of Lhamo, an ancient Tibetan form of opera, After weaves seamlessly through a spectrum of sound. You can pre-order the album via iTunes here. Doe embarks on a fall tour through the US on October 29th. For tour dates and ticketing information, visit her website.

Here I am at Echo Park Rising with my friends Rinny & Vernon. It's a music festival in the neighborhood. I just moved here a few months ago and feel so fortunate to have landed in this part of Los Angeles. It's full of artists and families and there is space here that I never had when I was living back in New York.

Rinny and I decided to drive out to the desert for a few days before the summer is over. We drove out to Imperial Sand Dunes in Cahuilla, near Mexicali. I love the desert - I don't understand it at all, it occupies this part of my brain that is pure imagination.

Doe Paoro x So It Goes 1This is Salvation Mountain, an hour and a half outside of Palm Springs. I'd never been there before. It's pretty incredible -- this mass of color in the middle of the desert. Wish we could have stayed longer but it was 110 degrees and we couldn't stand up to the heat.

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetI started having a "nature crisis" during my last year living in Brooklyn. I'm from upstate NY originally and grew up flopping around forests and running through ravines and whatnot. I never thought I'd be able to live in a city but I fell in love with New York and somehow managed to go 8 years before I started freaking out and owning up to the fact that I need to be regularly spending time in nature for me to be my best self. I hike all the time here or go to the ocean.

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetThis is my car. I spend a lot of time in it. Somehow, the traffic doesn't bother me. I listen to music and have been in a major podcast zone.

Processed with VSCOcam with x1 presetMikey Hart is a friend who was visiting LA this week to finish an album for his project "Ex Reyes." He was doing the "studio in a backpack" thing, and we set it up here at our other friend's house, and I put backup vocals on a bunch of his songs.  The songs are so good!

All images courtesy of Doe Paoro.