CORA LINE + GORDIAN STIMM
What sounds like a threat ascending from the backdrop of hopelessnes that graces Cora Line´s debut EP ´The Phosphorus Account: pt.1´ is more of a reminder. A reminder that at the end of the day, Vocalist Hannah Louve Benedum´s decision to be herself was not rooted in complexity but in necessity.
Sure, one might call her mere existence an act of resistance, some might call making this record brave. She calls it necessary. Both the record and the story of reckoning it´s based on are but the survival instinct of a person that has chosen to stay alive.
Phosphorus is what the Matchgirls of the early 20th century worked with in the factories. A chemical slowly rotting away their face to give them what was commonly referred to as „Phossy Jaw“. They revolted in what became known as the Matchgirl protests. The Matchgirls? Are all those who are marginalized. All those rejected by the world but refuse to fold the hand they´ve been dealt.