Fredrika Stahl grew up in France with aspirations of becoming a dancer, but soon turned towards being a singer/songwriter. Originally beginning with a jazz-style, she has since moved towards a sound which more strongly emulated pop, reminiscent of the arrangements found on classic Beach Boys albums. But don't expect a glitzy bleach-blonde happy-go-lucky pop album, it opens with the chantings of a ghostly choir, and sprawls out into a piano piece, and if you strain to hear it, the soft shaking of a maraca. It opens up to the drum and basslines, and Stahl's voice shines through the whole way as the strings come in, accentuating her poignant lyrics.
It's pretty rad.
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