TUNE Calista Kazuko - Ode to Genevieve
The second release from Calista Kazuko’s forthcoming ‘Empress’ album, ‘Ode to Genevieve’ finds the ‘High Priestess of Pop Macabre’ stripped back to her acoustic piano roots for this beautifully simple, sensitive record. An uplifting celebration of trans women, their strength, success and stories, Calista wrote the song as a gift for a friend.
The record closes with a self-arranged string quartet, an homage to Calista’s Father the late, great violinist Paul Robertson, leader of the Medici String Quartet. In a poetic tribute, the quartet featured comprises of Medici cellist Anthony Lewis, violinist Natalia Bonner, Calista’s mother Chika Robertson and Calista herself.