With a musical history as rich as her sound, Brooklyn electro-pop artist SIRMA has finally settled on an exciting blend of pop and alternative (with a touch of EDM) for her debut EP, “To Love”, out this Friday, July 28. It reminds me vaguely of Lana del Rey or Halsey, but SIRMA puts her own dancey spin on each of the four bright tracks.
Each of these four songs is powerful in its own way. Between “Eclipse”, with gorgeous harmonies and cool, metallic synth, and “Free Fall”, which closes the EP with a clear-and-sweet melody and layers of sound, there’s never a dull moment on SIRMA’s debut EP. Vaguely reminiscent of Halsey or Lana del Rey’s sound, except with a little more bounce, “To Love” is almost cute – until the driving synth kicks in.
It’s electropop with an alternative-dancey twist, and it becomes sparkly and bright as time goes on. Everything dissolves together in a golden unified sound, and the EP ends before you want it to be over. SIRMA wanted to make an easy-listening EP that has a little more substance with “To Love”, according to Big Picture Media – and through freely-flowing melodies and deeper lyrics, she’s definitely accomplished that.
I’ve been listening to a lot of electro-pop lately – which, apparently, isn’t a bad thing, according to my past two posts. Unlike last week’s Sleeptalk review, however, “To Love” is unified and each song melts seamlessly into the next, and before you know it, the EP is over and you’re left craving more. It’s bright, sparkly, and upbeat, and it was exactly what I needed to make these rainy summer days a little less dreary.
Check out “To Love”, out tomorrow, on SIRMA’s SoundCloud.