A comfortable arrangement

A comfortable arrangement

The Portuguese word saudade is a profound form of longing for something absent. Rachel Zeffira, one half of the duo Cat’s Eyes (the other being Faris Badwan of The Horrors), describes it as a two-directional pull that keeps her home country Canada vibrantly alive in her mind. Saudade transforms British clouds into snowcapped mountains and strangers on the street into long lost friends. “It’s like being haunted,” she says when we meet to talk about their new album Treasure House. “It’s a reminder... a ghost in my mind.”

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