Mozart’s Sister

Mozart’s Sister is the solo project of Montreal’s Caila Thompson-Hannant, also of Shapes and Sizes. Staggering between beautiful, bursting synth-filled pop melodies and the complicated, often harsh consequences of reality in her lyrics, she unites these elements together in an explosion of vibrant emotion and hypnotizing intensity. Taking shape in early 2011, Mozart’s Sister thrives on complex layering, melding upbeat, sparkling dance loops with tremendous, belting vocals, only to morph into pulsating sci-fi drones and dark rhythms atop sensuous, assertive vocals. This sense of unexpected fluidity and change flowed throughout Dear Fear, her self-recorded and self-released debut EP from 2011, and its follow-up, the Hello EP (Merok Records) in 2013.