Minneapolis-based speakeazie is anything but ordinary; inside her is a voice of many colors and she is an artist who is not afraid of tapping into her vulnerability in order to create music that captivates beyond just the five senses. She is also obsessed with the golden age of ’20s noir influences and that’s why her music carries that nostalgic thrill of the old noir-like films in its black and white wonder, taking you to a place you never imagined but with a modern-day twist just in case the allure becomes too much. Her synth-inspired pop with dreamy and alternative influences is backed by her mezzo-soprano vocals with her airy falsetto range only matched by Billie Eilish’s, more reasons she should be your new favorite artist if she isn’t already!
Her latest EP, “Forsaken Melodies” proves that there is no shame in vulnerability and nothing to be gained by pushing your feelings down. With tracks veering towards melancholic and fragmented feeling of heartache, this EP is bound to resonate with anyone who has grappled or is still reeling from heartbreak.
“Love Me Wild, Love Me Crazy” is where the story begins in what is an exploration of deep feelings and the kind of intimate obsessive love. The tune is heavy on synths, a major component in the arrangement but which does not overpower the other instruments in any way. The bassline, guitars, and percussion contribute to the depth and sonic elegance and speakeazie sings with her magical, chesty voice in an open confession of her strong feelings.
“Don’t Come Crying to Me” emerges from an after-swing ambiance filled with the charming melodies of the hyper synth sounds and delicate guitar notes; effortlessly transitioning into a catchy, upbeat pop rhythm. The instrumentation is intricately woven together and acts as the perfect bed of support for speakeazie’s airy vocals as she sings with a tinge of sadness in her voice.
“Never Hurt You Like You Hurt Me” unfurls with such a vibrant melody that beautifully contrasts to the sentimental theme. The swooping synths, driving bass, and punchy drums create such an eruptive and melting sound. The vocals are wonderfully chesty with a mezzo-soprano tone and commanding control.
“Day Drink Till I Feel Ok” has such a lovely arrangement with such an ear-catching beat that is dexterously complemented by speakeazie’s golden and dreamy vocals.
“Forsaken Melodies” is the clue we needed that speakeazie’s upcoming album is not one to miss because in all honesty, this is music on another level completely!
Already streaming on all the major digital platforms, this is your chance to enjoy something extraordinary from someone equally remarkable.
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