Vanquish negative thoughts and leave bad vibes behind in preparation for an abundance of positivity and upbeat sounds with new PYNKIE album, #37.
The wait has been long for the part-time nurse, part-time indie rocker to release this record but it has, without a shadow of a doubt been worth the wait. Since the production process started last year, so much has gone on but one thing that has not changed is Lindsay Radice’s (offstage name) talent in music. Her sound has come on leaps and bounds since the release of her debut and self-produced album neoteny and that is evident through this record.
Opening with the rather short but extremely lively and energetic track, You. PYNKIE sets the tone very well with this one, showcasing her smooth and calming tones throughout. Her instrumental talent is evident too and the song seems to pick up towards the end, leading into the next track very fluently. Speaking of the lead-up, next up is, Funny Boy, and it seems as if the New Jersey artist enjoyed creating this number; it has a very happy and melodic feel to it and is typical of her sound, again having a quick and enjoyable energy.
As the record progresses, Love Theme slows the pace with Radice’s voice being far more distinguishable, her sound almost angelic. It’s clear this one will be an album favourite amongst listeners. She made the decision to release this track as a single before the album release and it’s not hard to figure out why; it leaves any newcomers with a sense of intrigue and a need to discover more of that distinctive PYNKIE sound.
The jumpy and foot-tapping beat that seems to be synonymous with this album returns via Personality which is certain to sound great in a live setting, whenever live performances eventually make a return to society, that is. Followed by Sunday Drivin’, it doesn’t light any fires but feels extremely versatile, whereas Juice guarantees that you’ll be pining for the return of summer. It’s an exceptionally cheerful song and the beat is quite addictive. It has to be one of the album favourites, being difficult to play only once.
The style, pace, and voice changes yet again as Sugarcoat enters the fray, the guitar is much more prevalent throughout and it’s another one of those bound to sound great whenever the US singer has another opportunity to show her sound off to a live crowd again. The Habit may be one of the shorter tracks but it’s not to be taken lightly, being, arguably, one of the best tracks of the album. The intro wouldn’t sound out of place on a Pet Shop Boys record and it has a real funky melody.
As the final two tracks are reached, Starry Eyed pops up first and it does not disappoint. It has a dreamy sound and it leaves the mind wandering, PYNKIE displays an abundance of talent through this song, her voice is especially resonant in every part and mixes perfectly with the instruments in the background. The record then caps off superbly with Vacation featuring an upbeat sound with deep lyrics, just like the majority of the record.
All in all, #37 is a really impressive record and it cannot be denied that Lindsay Radice has a huge amount of talent to her disposal. It’s difficult to imagine that this album will receive nothing but good reviews as it is exactly what a lot of people may be needing in their lives at this moment; a new sound with plenty of positive vibes attached to it. PYNKIE has a bright future ahead, that is for sure.