Optimist In Black

Daphne Guinness
Daphne’s debut album was released via Agent Anonyme in 2016 with Guinness collaborating for the first time with legendary David Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
The album’s title track references the bleak period following the suicides of Guinness' close friends Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. It's a work that is both mordant and romantic; Guinness displaying in commanding tones, with a dark wit as she explores male vanity, the malleability of identity, and the effects of alienation and ennui. 

Videos to the album’s singles included ‘Evening In Space’ directed by David LaChapelle and ‘Fatal Flaw’ directed by Nick Knight of Show Studio.

The album drew praise variously from Q Magazine, “firmly rooted in the late ‘60s, early ‘70s, its main modes orchestral glam and bejewelled psych”, The Times, “has charm, humour and a florid, romantic quality” and Noisey, “Drama-pop with a gothic tinge….powerful incantations”.