She is an axe-wielding warrior from a dystopian future. She is a time-traveler’s paradoxical girlfriend. She is a singer of made-up languages.
She is Jena Malone, and along with collaborator Lem Jay Ignacio, she is also The Shoe. Or, one half of it, at least — likely the sole. Or, maybe the laces.
On June 3, The Shoe will release I’m OK — its first full-length album since forming in 2008 (pre-orders are available here). It’s an intimate, delicate, ethereal album full of loose whispers and whirly keyboards. The tunes are imbued with a sensation of eavesdropping on whimsical pillow talk or reading a lost, secret diary. It’s not what you would expect from someone whose most recent job involves dismembering people in The Hunger Games.