Porta Bohemica is the name of an old train line that once connected Germany and Austria. Whitely, was inspired by the concept of such remote journeys when choosing the title. The album represents an introspective expedition into the depths of her creative identity, culminating in her resolve to fearlessly let go of gratuitous baggage, not needed on future travels.
“The metaphor of an old train line feeds something in my imagination. I related to that sense of travel when making this record because it was an epic undertaking. It involved letting go of my past to embrace my individuality both as a young woman and as an artist. This record has been something of a rebirth for me,” the Brooklyn-based artist says.