Musique Le Pop just released their “L’été EP” – a five-track collection of Norwegian dreampop for Summer 2014.
Building upon their 80s-influenced “Turn to Sand,” Musique Le Pop spreads out their sound in both directions from their first single. On one end of tempo, “Mateo” lends itself to “Into the Groove” dancepop. “In My Arms” is slower and sadder with Camera Obscura heartbreak vocals. “Falling in Love” has almost a CHVRCHES feel, particularly at the 2:10 mark when the guitar riffs lead the way to two beats of synth chords. The EP ends with “Dream Out Loud” which stands out due to its ethereal, subdued nature, exemplifying Musique Le Pop’s wide range of styles.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, DOLLS has released her music video for “LTD LTD.”
The video has a minimalist monochromatic color scheme contrasted by the kaleidoscope effect – similar to that of the “Synthetica” music video by Metric but with an eerie feel. At times resembling a Rorschach test, the minimalist style leads viewers and listeners completely to their own interpretations – imagining and building even more to the song itself.
The “self-sufficient composer, musician and performer” shows talent as a producer and a singer and even is the only person in her own music video for “Flash.”
Utilizing mid-tempo, higher-pitched beats that are dancey in their staccato taps mixed with her relaxed, more controlled vocals, Stax Osset is arriving at the starting line with tracks that are both Say Lou Lou dreamy and ready for RAC-style dance remix.
Official BoxSpeaker Music Blog Prediction: Stax Osset will be featured in all the music blogs by the end of the year.