Lark Remy brings us her latest EP titled Host. This three-track EP is just dripping with drama; one could call this music goth electronica or alternative pop with an industrial edge. The electronic music plus the addition of Remy’s sultry voice really adds a new-age feel to the EP and makes unique, original compositions that you will want to spend some time with.
The first track on the album titled “Host,” really showcases what this artist’s sound is all about. The song starts off with some seductive whisper-like lyrics and as the background beat builds, so do the vocals. The chorus of the song includes lyrics “I’m infected,” and it matches the sentiment that is presented by the sound of the song. There seems to be a bit of confusion in the melody of the background beat though, sometimes I feel as though it skips a beat or inertly repeats a beat, almost tripping over itself. I am not sure if this intentional. The song continues on with ethereal effects and is closed off with intense drama-filled lyrics.
The next song, “Phoenix,” follows somewhat of a similar vibe yet starts off with a more upbeat and hard-hitting string of lyrics. There is a reverberation of industrial sound that holds down the song and then the vocals of Remy effortlessly skim over the top of these deep, dark beats. There is intense determination in the vocals and there is passion within each facet of this song. The last song, “Light Me Up,” is very different from the first two songs. It is soft and mellow and she uses her vocals in an angelic way. There are still remnants of her industrial influences, yet they are almost non-existent in this song. It can be classified as alternative indie pop.
Both this album and this artist represent a unique genre that is seldom seen. She takes a new spin on industrial punk-pop music and adds more sultry passion and edgier electronic influences. The quality of the album is commendable; her sometimes-soft vocals do not get muddled in the heavy industrial sounds in the background. Despite this her voice is extremely attractive throughout to create a very enjoyable experience.
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