The latest artist on the Alt Pop R&B train is Arlissa. Having recently scored a hit with a track featuring NAS, she’s about to release her début solo single. Stick And Stones is actually a pretty endearing slice of ElectroFolkSoul, that tends to get stuck in your head, and comes backed with reMixes from MJ Cole, Friction, Wookie and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. Not bad for her first single.
Goddard whips up a little of Hot Chip’s quirky ElectroPop magic into the the track. Replacing the tracks bombastic Folk with shrill synths and toy town beats, Goddard reins in the song somewhat, allowing it to become less of a grandiose performance, more of a personal affair. A bouncy synth bassline follows the vocals like a faithful dog while all around them shining keys ring out. All-in-all, a really nice experience.
♫ Arlissa – Sticks And Stones (Joe Goddard reMix)
Arlissa’s Sticks And Stones is released 3rd March.
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