Electra Heart, is not so much a creative leap forward, more an Olympian pole-vault over the bar of talented-newcomer into the global amphitheater of a cultivated classic.
The self-styled avant-garde D.I.Y. artist has detonated her own experimental past and landed feet first in the future with Electra Heart, a stunningly ambitious, cohesive and confident sonic pulsar spinning between electro-pop euphoria and come-down melancholia. A hook-packed stunner with the sonic ambition of a one-woman Depeche Mode, her onetime theatrical vocals now effortlessly soar between spectral, commanding and towering power-pop, finding her vocal identity in an album about a loss of it.
The Hundred In The Hands’ self-titled debut quickly established them as one of the most compelling new acts of the last few years. After touring that album across the globe, the duo consisting of Eleanore Everdell and Jason Friedman, returned to their dimly-lit New York studio to work on their mesmerizing follow-up, Red Night. Red Night is a self-produced meditation on separation and reunion, love nearly lost and the long night back to it; a chronicle of late-hour pining awash in digital glow and urban buzzing.
Produced by Jimmy Messer, Greg Collins and Belgian electro-pop wiz Styrofoam, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Meiko returns with her Fantasy Records debut, featuring 11 beautifully crafted songs blending sumptuous folk-pop with thumping electronic beats.
With the video for the buzz track ‘Stuck On You’ recently debuting on Perez Hilton’s influential site, people are already talking about this exciting release from the rapidly rising star.