SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides

SOPHIE_OIL OF EVERY PEARL's UN-INSIDESAfter my short post about slayyyter’s “Platform Shoes,” there was a suggestion that the track was a mere imitation of SOPHIE’s music. Since this album was already on my radar for a review, I decided to go ahead and give it a listen.

Sophie Xeon is originally from Scotland before moving to London. The UK inspiration is strong in her music. There is an unmistakable grime in theĀ Oil’s darkness. The London underground dance scene is prevalent in the glitchy noise of her production. She seems equally comfortable exploring the avant-garde or pop, and I mean equally, as in from moment to moment, on some tracks. Continue reading “SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides”

slayyyter – “Platform Shoes”

A few hours ago, a pop artist previously unknown to me, slayyyter, released a new track called “Platform Shoes.” The release has lit up my Twitter feed. Since I had never heard of her, I initially overlooked the numerous retweets and comments. Eventually, the buzz was enough to warrant a play. I’m glad I did, you should to:

As I was preparing to write my thoughts on the song, I did a Google search for “slayyyter,” but could find nothing beyond her Twitter profile, which says simply, “im a bitch!” and her Soundcloud. On her Soundcloud, there’s a producing credit for Boy Sim. A quick Google search led me to a Facebook profile, which had no info beyond some pics and a link to his Soundcloud. Oh well, I determined this is the most indie pop imaginable. Which is partly the reason I decided to write about this song. Continue reading “slayyyter – “Platform Shoes””