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Pulsing dance/pop synths are the highlight of each track off this spooky mixtape. Kim Petras has already mastered pop but proves she has a dark/dance side on TURN OFF THE LIGHT, VOL. 1.
Starting with “Close Your Eyes,” you’re immediately swept into another world; a sweaty dance club around mid-October, filled with runny eyeliner, fishnets, and a harsh beat twisting through your blood. Petras’ punky vocals push through every musical layer possible, hitting the highest notes over a glorious dance drop. Picture ballroom ceilings draped in cobwebs and red velvet; that’s how grimy yet enchanting this mixtape feels.
“Turn Off The Light” has a similar backbeat as the iconic “Thriller” complete with a vocal sound bite from none other than Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. While “Tell Me It’s A Nightmare” has a vintage Lady Gaga feel (think “Judas” or “Monster”); so dramatic-pop, it hurts.
Fans flooded Kim with love and support for the new Halloween-inspired music. Petras tweeted: “I’m so happy u guys ! I love you more than I could ever express”
If you’re not in the spooky spirit, listen to this on repeat all October and you’ll be transformed into a wicked pop witch.
WHO: Elley Duhé
WHERE: Mobile, Alabama
TOP SONGS: “Happy Now” w/ Zedd
You might have heard her on Zedd’s latest single “Happy Now”, featuring flawless pop vocals escorted by a quick pop/dance drop (what Zedd does best). Duhé has begun to make a name for herself. Not long after the release of “Now” we heard her solo single, “Way Down Low”. The punchy track is accompanied by the singer’s raspy vocals. “We will survive, we’re gonna see this through,” seems to be the theme of the hopeful track. Duhé has a captivating sound that goes beyond the normal pop realms.
“Way Down Low” is just one part of the 6-track EP just released by the pop singer. The EP, titled Dragon Mentality is feisty, fun, and intense. “Counterfeit” follows a slight hip-hop beat while “$$$$” and “Fever” could charm even the scariest snake. I haven’t heard an EP this unique in a long time.
Listen for yourself, here
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