Portland-based electronica, soul singer/songwriter/producer, Natasha Kmeto, has gotten a lot of praise from Lemonade Magazine in the past, but it is not unsupported. After her initial release with Dropping Gems, The Ache, was released in early 2012, she followed it up with an EP, Dirty Mind Melt, in March 2013 and quickly is following it with her second LP, Crisis, to be released on June 18, 2013. While Kmeto stated that Dirty Mind Melt was a personal journey about an unrequited love, Crisis so much more personal and intimate.
The underground electronic dance music (or EDM) that Kmeto is often identified, usually remixes or samples snippets of vocals or excludes them completely. While she has always tiptoed the line between traditional pop music and underground EDM with her stunning and brilliant vocals lacing most of her tracks, Crisis, is a whole new realm for her. She never completely leaves her roots as an electronica artist, but her ethereal, haunting vocals permeate nearly every song.
Crisis is unbelievably sensual and is downright sexy. It is evident on every single track, but culminates on the final song on the album, “Prideless.” This magnificent song has designs to bridge the gap between current radio pop hits and the underground electronic music scene that still values imaginations and creativity.
Natasha Kmeto is one to watch for 2013 if we have already said in the past. Crisis just cements her place among the rising stars.
“Prideless” by Natasha Kmeto from Crisis
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