Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Law Holt - City
Holt's take on pop is versatile. Sunshine pop like "Summer's Coming" and "Love Drive Through" are balanced with intriguing songs featuring more adventuresome arrangements such as static, woozy filters, underwater effects, jittery percussion and other bells and whistles. It is an album of layers and surprises -- layers of beats, layers of effects, layers of emotions. But the execution is so disciplined that none of it seems cluttered. It must be said that one of our favorite things about Ms. Holt is that she is unafraid of packing her music with an unapologetic bite, and those well placed chomps coupled with her perfect pop sensibilities make her one of the more exciting artists making music these days.
City is direct, even blunt, artistic expression that remembers to entertain. A few streams are below, and you can stream the entire album at the Bandcamp link.
Bandcamp for City