by Carly Schorman
Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again
Kacy Hill just released her sophomore LP, Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again, independently after her label-supported 2017 debut. And Hill delivers her best album yet. The songs are clean, crisp, and intimate like friends reconvening after a lengthy separation and slowly falling into deep and revealing conversations. The result is sad but glittering; mellow, minimalist dreampop at its finest from this Phoenix-native turned international-sensation. Sink into the album the self-revelations of Kacy Hill on Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again.
This experimental indie-electro artist from PHX is crafting music that is equal parts hypnotic and effervescent on this new single. According to the artist known as Bloom Phase, “Stupid King” is about someone willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want only to discover that satisfaction doesn’t always follow victory. But, the music that sets the background for the moral tale belongs in a desert dance-trance party. The production is sharp; opulent but so fluid as to not seem overly embellished. Bloom Phase is making something special happen so don’t let “Stupid King” slip past you. When we can all bob our heads together in dingy dive bars, you’re gonna wanna have Bloom Phase on your must-see-live list.
The French synth pop duo known as YELLE is releasing their much-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s Complètement fou in September so fans the world over should start getting excited, like, now. “Karaté” comes to us from L’Ère du Verseau, that new looming LP, and has a the bold, brightly colored POP that defines YELLE’s sound. High energy and highly infectious, “Karaté” will get you moving and grooving.