It’s easy to mistake Aphra‘s Rebecca Waychunas as an intensely somber, serious individual. Her 2017 debut, Sadness Is a Gesture, navigated waters of emotional catharsis overtop evocative soundscapes and moody melodies. Hearing her talk about losing both of her parents in 2017 adds an additional weight to the music.
If you’ve ever met the Philadelphia singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist in person, you’ll know something else about her: she’s hilarious. She’s full of joy and optimism, drive and determination to make art that reflects the experiences she’s been through.
That’s the side of Aphra we get to hear on the latest installment of Philly’s Oh Word?! podcast. Continue reading →