Abra - Rose

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~everything dies~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-qcz47h9zo

this album has really stuck with me this year, so much sullen gothickness from a woman who calls herself the darkwave duchess, but also so much space and light in the electro/boogie beats, and it's a damn sight hookier than anyone else doing "alt r&b" has ever managed

https://darkwaveduchess.bandcamp.com/album/rose

"no chill" is probably my favourite!

lex pretend, Friday, 9 October 2015 16:25 (two years ago) Permalink

superb album
<3 "u know", "pride" + "feel"

nxd, Friday, 9 October 2015 16:29 (two years ago) Permalink

everyones talking bout their fallback gay-yay-yame

Haino Corrida (NickB), Friday, 9 October 2015 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

love no chill, love roses, love tonight, love it all p much

Haino Corrida (NickB), Friday, 9 October 2015 16:32 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm young & i'll waste you away-ay-ay

lex pretend, Friday, 9 October 2015 16:32 (two years ago) Permalink

as hip as the production choices are, i love the two piano versions at the end as much as anything else

Haino Corrida (NickB), Friday, 9 October 2015 16:47 (two years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, they're really inspired

it's all self-produced i think?

lex pretend, Friday, 9 October 2015 16:51 (two years ago) Permalink

gotta confess, like with most other things, i've been exceptionally lazy about finding out about the background of it. i just like singing along in my head while i'm walking down the street

Haino Corrida (NickB), Friday, 9 October 2015 17:01 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

this album is awesome

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 December 2015 20:42 (one year ago) Permalink

It is.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 December 2015 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink

video for "fruit"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI1g4dnDtao

the way she shifts moods in this song is so good...the way it opens up with "don't listen to what they say..."

cher guevara (lex pretend), Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:04 (one year ago) Permalink

This is top ten 2015 for me.

Is it just me or is her voice the exact midpoint of Mutya and Keisha.

Tim F, Monday, 21 December 2015 09:35 (one year ago) Permalink

interesting comparison...i hear it less in the timbre (abra has a higher voice and sounds younger than sugababes ever did) but she definitely shares the sugababes' casual shrug in her voice. i feel like abra conveys solitude a lot more easily than mutya or keisha could, their power was very much that of the girl gang

cher guevara (lex pretend), Monday, 21 December 2015 16:08 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

"vegas" & "crybaby" on the new EP are pretty awesome but it kinda tails off after that i think

J0rdan S., Monday, 25 July 2016 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://ninjatune.net/artist/abra

StillAdvance, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 09:41 (four months ago) Permalink


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