With no shortage of female Indie Pop artists on the scene today Eleanor Kingston had her work cut out making an impression. Yet with a track as sharp as Highway she had very little to worry about. She may have made her debut with her first single ‘Demon Mind’, yet with Highway she’s stamped down her authoritative style so hard, I’m pretty sure I felt a tremor.
Her vocals don’t pander to the usual fragile and breathy Indie archetype that many feel artists feel compelled to adhere to. Instead Eleanor’s vocals hit you with their full sultry power which rests high above the instrumentals which add to the overall aura of seduction. Eleanor has taken the style of Florence Welch and poured her electrifying sexuality all over it proving that it’s not only male rap artists that have the privilege of talking about women’s bodies. The instrumental arrangement consists of remorsefully strummed electric guitar around the lush harmony of the synth and kick of the 808 beats in a perfect mix of Rock and Pop.
Review by Amelia Vandergast