Between the Fake & Real
Stolie's long-awaited third solo release, Between the Fake and Real, is the pop/rock album she's been threatening to complete for nearly four years. Following 2004's Satire-Laden Melodies, the new album highlights Stolie's lengthy career and broad songwriting ability; the 13 previously-unreleased original songs range from pop, jazz, rap, latin, country and rock. Between the Fake and Real has been a long-time coming labor of love; since the entire album was recorded in her Chicago home with Apple's Garageband program, Between has been steadily coming to fruition for almost two years. While some effects are the result of technology (programmed drums, strings, etc.), Stolie performs here on guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, tambourine and all the vocals (without auto-tuning!) The songs showcase Stolie's multi-genre songwriting ability and span a collection written over a decade's time. "I Owe You Nothing" was composed lying down with the lights off in her flat in London in 1998 while studying abroad; "Humpty Dumpty" took form in a kitchen in Logan Square in 2001 and "I Got Your Back," the newest song on the disc, just found itself in October of 2007. Chicago's musical renaissance woman has amassed more than 20 years combined experience as a musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and publicist. In 2007 she established her own company, Screaming Galaxy LLC, and has been doing her thing full time for just over a year now. Find a more detailed timeline on the back.