New album Childqueen sounds just as good as The Visitor (2016) to my ears, both succesfully mixing genres and styles in a very convincing old-school but contemporary production. She's obviously a great musician and composer, maybe doesn't have the hooks (or the desire) to go full pop but certainly the talent.
Anyone seen her live?
― niels, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:31 (seven months ago) Permalink
― My name is the Pope and in the 90s I smoked a lot of dope (dog latin), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 10:02 (seven months ago) Permalink
didn't realise there is a new album out
Was going to start a thread. She’s pretty wonderful yet woefully ignored it seems. She apparently wrote, produced and played most everything on the new one.
― vmajestic, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 14:24 (seven months ago) Permalink
feel like fans of St Vincent might like this too, has that artsy/complex/conceptual pop vibe, more understated and groovy though
― niels, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 14:50 (seven months ago) Permalink
I like the new album, but I'm not sure yet if I love it as much as The Visitor. "Honeycomb" and "Gramma Honey" are all time.
― monotony, Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:51 (seven months ago) Permalink
My brain is fried and I don't know how to speak about music anymore, but this album has been quite the comforting balm over the last several days.
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:19 (seven months ago) Permalink
Tom Moon talks about her on NPR, I hadn't heard of her before.
Kadhja Bonet grew up in a family surrounded by music — she learned to play the violin and the viola, studied music theory, but then pursued a degree in film. After graduating, she dove back into music. Her sophomore album, Childqueen shows Bonet's idiosyncratic talent.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:12 (seven months ago) Permalink
Love this album. Great escape from all the negative drama in the zeitgeist. This will get played in the mornings, at night, and in the car.
― nicky lo-fi, Thursday, 14 June 2018 15:28 (seven months ago) Permalink
3 track ep of album "outtakes" out today. All divine.
― Johnny Fever, Friday, 19 October 2018 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink
i need to thank piccadilly records for making childqueen their #1. it's incredible. truly incredible. one of the coolest albums i've heard in many months.
― afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:20 (one month ago) Permalink
can't stand st vincent. this is rough around the edges, otherworldly, sublime... not in the same world for me.
This is a great album. I literally have no idea what St Vincent sounds like, but if I had to reach for a comparison, it strikes me as what an American version of Broadcast might sound like.
― rob, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:48 (one month ago) Permalink