Boomkat Product Review:
Synth-pop soul queen Jessy Lanza once again teams up with Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) for a delicious 3rd album of melodic ohrwurms and gilded grooves.
Lanza’s grown up sound is timelessly effective and ever-fresh in the confident declaration ‘All The Time’, where she dares to experiment with a broader range of vocal processing, with the future-proofed but nostalgic minimalism of hers and Greenspan’s production worthy of lofty comparisons.
Sifting some 40 years of classic electro-soul, synth-pop, and R&B for inspiration, Lanza distills the essence of their collective studio innovations thru proper, heartened classic songwriting. It’s only a matter of time before the likes of of her cotton candy chorus to ‘Lick In Heaven’ and the thirsty R&B lyrics of ‘Badly’ become lodged something viral in the head, while the alien vocal FX on ‘Ice Creamy’ are properly trippy in the way that Lanza inverts with the instant classic ‘Baby Love’ on an upfront but coy Mariah Carey flex.
Stir in pure club gems with the 808 snap of ‘Like Fire’ and the glistening disco of ‘Over and Over’ and you know it’s a keeper by one of those few artists who can draw a line between Prefab Sprout and Jam & Lewis, Morgan Geist and The Dream, Roisin Murphy and Tirzah in our heads.