This week, just when I was craving a Christmas album written by David Lynch, former We Fell to Earth member Wendy Rae Fowler premiered “Svengali,” the first single from her solo album Warped. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’ve always felt that the repetitive holiday music we are subjected to every December subtly brainwashes us into consuming more in order to momentarily mask the depression caused by shorter, colder, darker days. I personally would rather find music that resonates with my shitty mood, and Fowler’s track succeeds in doing just that.
“Svengali” is anything but holiday music – beginning with a barren piano soundscape, it quickly crashes and builds into a more haunting pop track. With all the atmospheric twists embedded into one song, it’s no surprise that Fowler recently scored an indie psychedelic film Flicker + Pulse which explores the passage of time in a beautiful English walled garden.
Warped is due out in March, you can pre-order it here.
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