Naked Waste’s standout 2019 single “Solitaria” from the EP “Cursed Light” is jarring enough to give you the compulsion to cry from the very first vocal note.
The Melbourne, Australia-based experimental Folk artist has a perceptible ability to play with tone and textures within their music for maximum evocative effect – it’s a far cry from the two-dimensional music which you’ll commonly hear on the radio. The choral soundscape offers effervescence amongst the bleak sombreness which has been steeped into the melodies in Solitaria.
The wobbly vibrato on the vocals teams up with the bass and digital percussion to create a haunting single full of pensive emotion, which may not be poised. Instead, it’s vulnerable, raw, and definitely worth three minutes of your time.
You can checkout Solitaria for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast