Marilyn Joy has followed on from her 2018 album “Crystal D’Arke” with the uniquely striking Alt Pop single “Criminal Eyes”.
With the playful adventurous polyphonic tone in Criminal Eyes, there’s a palpable sense that Marilyn Joy’s overriding aim with the soundscape was to create a simple, accessible, yet authentically creative single. And she definitely succeeded by creating a track which sits between what you’d expect from David Bowie and the Post Punk pioneers Magazine. It’s all too easy to devoutly give your attention to the descriptive, poignantly penned and dramatically delivered lyrics.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we certainly appreciate the distinctive authenticity.
You can stream and download Criminal Eyes for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.
Review by Amelia Vandergast