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.
If you’re thinking the Strange Familiar sound familiar, they are definitely no stranger to TV. The Strange Familiar have been featured on CW’s The Vampire Diaries, ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Jane by Design, and Switched at Birth, ABC’s Brothers and Sisters, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Teen Nick’s Degrassi, and the Lifetime Movie Network’s The 19th Wife.
This is singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American Idol Season 10 finalist Casey Abrams’ self-titled debut album.
Recorded in London with such acclaimed producers as Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall), Rune Westberg (Daughtry, Adam Lambert) and Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Herbie Hancock), and executive produced by American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Concord Records’ John Burk and 19 Entertainment’s Iain Pirie, Casey Abrams features a cover of the Ray Charles classic ‘Hit The Road Jack,’ with fellow American Idol alum Haley Reinhart.