Progress that Sophie Villy has displayed so far in her discography merits deep appraisal. Her first work couldn’t avoid pitfalls of most debuts, with doubtful song-format experiments and overall lack of direction. “Dress”, on the other hand, was very solid, with quite a few gems scattered around.
But it is this new album that sees her spread her wings to develop fully fledged, very personal signature – that of hypnotic, expansive-sounding trip-hop that despite being instrumentally on scarcer side is full of interesting arrangement ideas. And what is perhaps the most important in this kind of music – great, catchy melodies.
The whole album builds upon these foundations, and as if it were fully conscious of its worth, radiates much confidence. Just observe boldness of drums arrangement in the opening and title tracks, for example. Or just look how vocals never have to go overboard because she’s sure where it should exactly stand in this record.
So, to put it short, this is uniformly strong and could prove as a very important artistic statement from this young but clearly talented Georgian singer.
♪♫ Listen: “Reveal” + album stream
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