StarDweller is the current alter ego of Stephanie Davila, the former songstress of Americana-band The Winter Blanket. Her songs continue to be born out of necessity—a way to deal with ghosts past and loves lost. But these new harrowing songs are particularly rife with evidence of sleepless nights and wrestled demons. Her whispery voice and barely-there guitar deliver unsuspecting secrets in the form of hushed lullabies.
A geographical misfit, Davila left the Heartland for New York City to let her imagination run wild and her inspiration grow rampant. The barebones, swallow-your-pride transparency of greats like Patsy Cline and Leonard Cohen have informed her sound, while her years sharing the stage with acts like Low and M. Ward have influenced her live performance.
Photographer: Anna Webber