It is probably a rarity in this day and age, that an artist pops up without anyone in the wider audience having heard of said artist, even when it is their debut album. Almost nobody, just simply, comes out of nowhere, particularly if they reside and work in Los Angeles. Even more so, it is a rarity that a debut album by such an artist can catch you by surprise.
And that is exactly what happens when “A Fragile State” opens up Christina Galisatus’ debut album Without Night. That song, and practically all that follow, eradicates any audible lines between jazz, folk, and classical music; leaving you to marvel at Galisatus’ quality and maturity and the ease with which she creates her music.
“The process of finishing school and trying to find my footing, not only as a musician but as a person navigating relationships, mental health struggles, and the world in general, brought up a lot of emotions, especially when looking back on various experiences I had in the past that I was just starting to process,” she explains. “The music that I was writing at that time mostly came from that theme.”
And yes, Galisatus is not just technically on top of both her songwriting and performing game, but she actually pours all that emotion she speaks about into her music.
Without Night actually just might be night-perfect.