Ex:Re

Ex:Re

Elena Tonra, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Daughter, has announced details of a solo project.  Running parallel to Daughter, she’s assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need.

Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others. Taking on a creative moniker, she chose Ex:Re to mean ‘regarding ex’ and also ‘X-Ray’ as a way to look inside and see what is really there. 

Ex:Re is signed to 4AD & Glassnote Records. She is published by Universal Music. 

Elena Tonra, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Daughter, has announced details of a solo project.  Running parallel to Daughter, she’s assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need.

Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others. Taking on a creative moniker, she chose Ex:Re to mean ‘regarding ex’ and also ‘X-Ray’ as a way to look inside and see what is really there. 

Ex:Re is signed to 4AD & Glassnote Records. She is published by Universal Music. 
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Dear Iain & Jane, thank you both so much for creating such a heartbreakingly beautiful video for The Dazzler, what an honour to work with you again!! I completely love your vision that the hotel transforms from a physical place to a mind-set. The idea that it is a “limbo you get stuck in when you can’t get over your last relationship”. It is utterly perfect !! So much love to amazing Maxine Peake!! …lots of tears were shed on set watching her self-destructing.. Just so incredibly inspiring and emotional to watch!! What a dream team of total legends, I feel incredibly lucky! So much love, E x (…special thanks to Ex:Re team mate Fabian Prynn for playing the role of hotel concierge flawlessly..)
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25 Jan '19
Ex:Re; Release new video for 'The Dazzler' feat. Maxine Peake

Ex:Re; Release new video for 'The Dazzler' feat. Maxine Peake

Ahead of the vinyl and CD release of Ex:Re, the debut album from Elena Tonra’s eponymous solo project, the Daughter lyricist, vocalist and guitarist has shared stunning visuals for the single ‘The Dazzler’. 

Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (creators of Daughter’s triptych of videos for their second record Not To Disappear), the video imagines ‘The Dazzler’ as the hotel depicted in Tonra’s lyrics and places the magnificent British actress Maxine Peake languishing alone in one of its rooms (with cameo appearances from Tonra and Ex:Re collaborator Fabian Prynn).

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25 Jan '19
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Very excited for the first Ex:Re show tonight! ...And very excited about the beautiful limited-edition screen-printed posters that we have on our merch stand, hand-made by Scott Duffey! E x
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28 Nov '18
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My dear friend Antonia Luxem (@antonialuxem) has made a beautiful video for “Romance”. This song is the first to be released from my new project Ex:Re. You can watch Antonia’s video (...and my dancing…) via the bio. Love E x
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26 Nov '18
Introducing Ex:Re; The Solo Recordings of Daughter's Elena Tonra

Introducing Ex:Re; The Solo Recordings of Daughter's Elena Tonra

Elena Tonra, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Daughter, has announced details of a solo project.    

Running parallel to Daughter, she’s assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need. Just finished, it’s being released with equal speed and will be out digitally this Friday (30th November).    

Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others. Taking on a creative moniker, she chose Ex:Re to mean ‘regarding ex’ and also ‘X-Ray’ as a way to look inside and see what is really there. Writing took a year but the recording process lasted mere months, turning to Fabian Prynn (4AD’s in-house engineer and producer) and composer Josephine Stephenson on cello to help bring Ex:Re to life.  

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26 Nov '18