Native Gold brings their alternative and electronic sound right to the forefront of listener’s ears when listening to their soon to be released EP A Man We All Admire. Fickle sounds very similar to Frou Frou, Menomena, and Radiohead all wrapped in one group. With heavy electronic and static tones to their music, qualities of those groups all seem to find a way through their overall sound to music aficionados. With a progressive and alternative rock feel to the track Fickle, Native Gold presents their sound in a dualistic nature to listeners. Other tracks on their EP, A Man We All Admire, sound equally synthesized, simply highlighting their carved out tone for the continuity among the tracks. An emphasis on the words and meaning of overall fickleness makes the song haunting and intentionally melancholic. Native Gold will bring listeners in another world with their evolving, yet otherworldly sound.
Produced by Eagle |Stallian’ & ‘Quilla sets the track Get It Right into a synchronized motion of lyrical and electronic genius. Initially carrying the elements of dream pop and electronica, Get It Right exhibits the characteristics of a top EDM song. With powerful lyrics such as “waiting for the good life, waiting for the perfect sign”, it’s quite clear that Eagle | Stallian’ & ‘Quilla mixes supernatural thoughts with patterns in life. Additionally, the lyrics of “we’ll get it right this time, we’ll get it right, you and I” yields to the thoughts of romance, unrequited love, or when life’s situations get complicated. In a saturated world of electronica music, it’s sometimes hard for artists to stand out and Eagle | Stallian’ & ‘Quilla do a perfect job of standing out to the top tier of a hard genre to make it in. Eagle | Stallian’ & ‘Quilla lyrics balance the perfect meaning between life and motivation to push forward in low points within your life. With top quality production from Eagle Stallion and the breathtaking vocal talents of Eagle | Stallian’ & ‘Quilla, the EDM world should brace itself, this artist is prepared to make a long lasting imprint.
Presenting the track Doors off of the soon to be released EP Violet, with upbeat and synthetic sounds, listeners are brought into an atmospheric world of Digit + Stas. Continuing the synthetic sound, the acoustics of Digit + Sound are also paired with symphonic undertones. When reflecting on how one would place Digit+ Stas’s sound, it falls halfway between the spectrum of Lana del Rey and the dark side of Sia. Nastasia Avrutin delivers her strong vocals throughout the duration of the track, clearly showing the emotion and tone within her music. With an eclectic background working in the environments where musicians come to perform in Brooklyn, one can infer that Nastasia has been continuously creatively inspired.
Busting in on the American music scene from Armidale, New South Wales Australia comes female singer-songwriters, Alexandra. Having an interesting past with people not taking her musicianship seriously, Alexandra has proved the non-cheerleaders and rooters wrong. With a vocal style that sounds like a rough around the edges version of Emily Haines and a more modern Joan Jett, listeners beware for strong vocals and intense lyrics. “So you better run boy run, I said they are coming for you” hails in as a thematic lyric throughout Criminal and those who listen to such lyrics can only infer that Alexandra sings about rough heartbreak and the pains that come with it. With intense percussion throughout the track as well, it only fuels the fire with additional lyrics such as “You better change your name and forget her face”. Produced by Keith Olsen, Alexandra’s sound comes off as intentionally stylistic and has a sound that is full of emotion, wrath, and fire.