Selene Vigil-Wilk, best known as the riveting front woman for acclaimed Seattle indie band 7 Year Bitch, will make her solo debut with That Was Then, due out September 14th. She’ll release the album on indie label, Tuck and Roll Music. That Was Then marks her first release since 7 Year Bitch disbanded in the late 1990’s.
“The time and space was necessary for me to see the songs for what they were and to really understand what I felt about them,” says Vigil-Wilk. “Sometimes time itself makes you see things in a different perspective… ”
“What are you waiting for?” she sings against a slow, sinuous bass line in “Shining Armor.” “a good reason · a change of season · some undivided attention · a method of creation · it just appeared · and settled here · what are you waiting for?”While the song examines the creative process, it does so in a broad sense – ruminating on all the preparation that goes into becoming ourselves. It’s a bold song of empowerment, as she arms herself for fighting “the beast within.”

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