Synth pop. It’s not new and now more than even bedroom artists are popping up thanks to strides in technology. Doll Klaw is a solo artist from Los Angeles who just released Mace and Knife. It’s less than ten minutes and displays a young artist who seems to just be getting her footing.
The songs rely on simple sine waves, sparse production and her voice. I think she does have a great voice for the genre. That being said she occasionally hits sour notes and will have to keep at it if she wants to improve.
The opener “Mace and Knife” is definitely on the quirky, cute side. She attempts vocal harmonies with some success. With that I had a hard time making out some of the lyrics. Some of this is due to the production and some of it is due to the delivery.
Next up is “Death Dream” which is a catchy song with effective vocal hooks and bubbly, warm synths. It’s a solid song brimming with potential. She closes with “Anti-Social Butterfly” which is a bit more melancholy than the previous songs.
There isn't much to these songs and it seems obvious to me that Doll Klaw is at the embryonic stage of her development. She may want to consider working with a more experienced producer in the not too distant future to expedite her evolution as an artist.
I do love myself some well-delivered synth pop. As long as Doll Klaw can continue to improve and evolve she will be on the right track.
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