Ginesse — the project of Los Angeles-based artist and actress Cait Fairbanks — is announcing her debut EP, ‘Somewhere To Die,’ set to release on November 13th.
‘Somewhere To Die’is Ginesse’s first release this year and will consist of 5 brand new singles created with her long-time collaborator, producer Matias Mora (CYN, AU/RA, The Aces). Mora’s left-of-center indie-pop production and catchy guitar riffs lay down the perfect foundation for Ginesse’s lush crystalline vocals. Over the EP’s 5 songs, Ginesse takes us on a dreamy sonic journey, chronicling some of her life’s defining moments with a diary-like touch: career changes, falling in love, falling out of love, blackout nights, depression, medication, sweat and tears. “LA can be a lonely place,” she writes. “The EP is about the people who have stuck around though it all and helped changed my point of view of my life experiences. These people saved my life and made my music possible. For that, I am forever grateful. Truth is though, this is just one chapter of my life; this is the start and I can’t wait to see what happens.”
Performing under the name Cait Fairbanks, Ginesse has already made quite a splash in the acting realm with her Emmy-nominated role on The Young and the Restless and her performance as Veronica in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway show, Heathers: The Musical. In 2018 she launched her musical project, Ginesse, to enthusiastic praise from the likes of PAPER, NYLON, and Billboard.
Perhaps due to her strong thespian roots, she admits that she often approaches Ginesse as “a character to play.” But she does acknowledge that this is the perfect outlet to boil herself down in. She’s not wearing a wig or spandex but instead presents the most concentrated version of herself by telling genuine stories via metaphors that emote a relatable, uncomfortable situation or feeling. “I want my music to make people feel like the whole world is wrapping around them,” says Ginesse. “If I give someone an emotional picture of a specific moment, that is truly special.“