Through disco beats, old school soul vocals and RnB grooves, Angelique’s latest single, Trenches, defies genre constraints to offer a sensual sonic experience that fuses futurism with nostalgia.
The LA-born singer-songwriter’s classical training allows her vocal notes to hit with ease and carry plenty of sensual energy with them while her refusal to fit into the mould gives Trench a sense of authenticity, amplifying the eloquently arranged emotion. If you could imagine Daft Punk rhythms meeting Lauryn Hill’s luxe style, you’ll get an idea of what you are in for when hitting play on Trench. Her fusionist and expressionist style practically makes her the antithesis of plastic pop.
Louisiana-born singer-songwriter Angelique puts her classically-trained, three-octave range to great use on her new single ‘Let Go’, a sultry, sensual R&B number with a serious soulful groove and the clever use of heavily phased synth parts and staccato stop-starts to the bass highlighting the power and timbre of Angelique’s voice.
There’s some serious Toni Braxton, Aaliyah, or the much-lamented Whitney Houston vibes across the track, deep, soaring, overlapping vocals mixing with thumping bass and a trappy little drum pattern, choral backing vocals sitting perfectly underneath Angelique’s lead. ‘Let Go’ is the perfect showcase to Angelique’s new album ‘Grows Back’, a mix of chilled R&B and upbeat disco-influenced groove. The future looks extremely bright for Angelique.
Hear ‘Let Go’, and the rest of ‘Grows Back’, on Spotify. Follow Angelique on Facebook.