Miranda Medley is an artist from Toledo, Ohio who is a self-taught musician who has been playing guitar and writing her own music for about the last four years. She has utilized the tools she has to record and release her album Ghosts, which consisted of her cell phone.
No matter how good of an engineer you are you aren’t going to get a sound recording on a cell phone and that's pretty much the case here. Despite that her voice occasionally shines and I have to say I really loved it. It almost reminded me of a female version of Youth Lagoon.
The songs are simple revolving around a couple chords while the lyrics are heartfelt and avoid clichés. She definitely shows potential on these songs. Up first is “If You// Then I” which is a highlight. I just wish had more clarity. It’s certainly catchy and the lyrics are top notch. Her lyrics reminded of something you would have heard from the Microphones. She sings, “If you are a mountain then I am an avalanche and if you are a river then I am a flood and if you are the summer then I am the rain if you are a swimming then I am lightening.”
For some reason on “Vampires & Demons” her vocals had more clarity and weren't as muddy. She sings, “Vampires and Demons they will take you while you're sleeping you will wake up in a coffin in the middle of the floor your mother will be crying and your father will do nothing cus you haven't been right since the day you were born.”
Medley comes in way too hot and loud on “Ghosts.” It’s about 4 dbs louder and will make you jolt if you aren’t expecting it. The closer “Meadows” is beautiful any way you slice it. I loved her vocal harmonies and reminded me of Julianna Barwick.
Medley certainly has a lot of potential. There is no doubt about that. The next thing she is going to want to do is probably find an engineer/producer who wants to work with her to help with the more technical aspects. If she does that and continues to improve she should be golden.
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