Rykarda Parasol announces new album 'Tuesday Morning,' shares new single & music video

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Saturday, August 26, 2023

San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Rykarda Parasol is excited to announce her fifth album Tuesday Morning, which will see a wide release on October 24, 2023. The first preview of the album is “Get Down With Your Bad Self,” a heady mélange of dark lounge rock and 60's elegance. The track is accompanied by an animated official music video, which provides an apt backdrop for the track’s brooding sophistication. The video debuted at BUST, who praised the track's "hypnotic, rhythmic beat, guitar riff and Rykarda's penetrating vocals."

"A rest note is still a note," Rykarda says cryptically about the track. "Often it's the silent pauses that suggest the power to come."




Tuesday Morning offers a look into the personal metamorphosis Parasol underwent since taking a hiatus after her last album. Themes of recovery, the relationship between predators and prey, and entanglements are explored lyrically throughout the record, showcasing Parasol’s skills as not only a physical collagist, but a sonic collagist too. For super fans, limited edition pink vinyl, with a companion lyric book and paper dolls will be available at rykardaparasol.bandcamp.com.

For those familiar with Rykarda Parasol’s music, know it has steadily progressed from the dark to light while still maintaining Parasol’s darkly-tinged voice and subdued off-center style. Parasol began playing music in her hometown of San Francisco yet soon began performing to a wider audience including Europe. After her fourth album, she went on hiatus, moved to Paris, France, and set out to research and write a book directed at teens about respect and emotional abuse, but paused the project when she befriended Parisian/Corsican musician, Marc Ottavi. The comradery subsequently fueled “Tuesday Morning”, which features three co-written songs.

“Tuesday Morning” captures the cool shadowy chic of the Velvet Underground while offering up an elegant take on psych and 60s styled pop like Jacques Dutronc. The album also features a French cover song of Zouzou’s “Ne Cherche Pas'“. Known too for her self-made emblematic cover art, Parasol suggests a very different take on things than her earlier work. “Tuesday Morning” was produced by Parasol and recorded primarily in San Francisco with her long-time engineer/bassist, Mark Pistel (Consolidated / Meat Beat Manifesto) with added recording and production in Paris, France with Marc Ottavi and like her earlier albums also features keyboardist Marc Capelle (American Music Club) and drummer, Danny Luehring.


Get Down with Your Bad Self

It’s Been A Long Time

A Gigolo’s Manifesto

Ne Cherche Pas

Sketching Jardin Des Plantes

Honesty is Really Something

Darwin’s Little Darling

Dead Inside Too

A Target on Your Back

Above it All