Further contributing to the tapestry she started weaving over on My Intentions Are Good, pop up and comer Pema has become more musically ambitious on an non-aptly named track Something Less. A collaboration with LAZ3NBY, another moniker using artist who happens to be Matt Hines of Eastern Sea fame, Pema has managed to diversify her sound even further, displaying a great amount of versatility at such an early stage at her career.
While My Intentions Are Good was a trumpet infused and rather meh debut track, here on Something Less we get, well, something a lot more appealing. The whole song gives off a neo-noir kind of vibe with looping, reverb heavy vocals, crisp drum beats and booming synths paving the way for a luscious pop landscape. While both of her tracks have covered topics of self doubt, Something Less feels like the track that fully realises Pema’s ambitious goal for her upcoming LP Doublethink. This time around the instrumentals are just as strong, if not stronger,than what she is trying to get across, meaning that both lyrically and sound wise the track is extremely layered.
An easy to digest and tasty piece of synthpop goodness, Pema makes good of her potential and leaves listeners lusting for more.
– Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro)