Spring Blossoms
Slow Dance
Will You Still Love Me
Ever Fallen In Love
Came Home Cryin’
Low Tide Lullaby

Throughout the 6-track EP, Sylvia seductively glides through buoyant terrains weaving a dreamlike journey through love and its twisted shadows. At turns dark and atmospheric, hedonistic and haunting, her erotically charged, velveteen voice possesses an intimacy and raw emotion that enthralls listeners.

Songs like the euphoric lead single “Spring Blossoms”, “Ever Fallen in Love” (Buzzcocks cover), the title track and quixotic closer “Low Tide Lullaby” recall Siouxsie and the Banshees’ enigmatic post-punk mystique, Bat For Lashes’ mythical poeticism and the fragrant heartbreak pop of Dusty Springfield and Patsy Cline. While the mascara-tainted ballads – “Came Home Cryin’” and “Will You Still Love Me” (a sublime cover of the timeless Carole King-penned classic) – showcase the set’s swelling oceanic beauty, soaring lyrical depth and intricate musical sophistication.

The heat-you-up-melt-you-down sensibility and sultry sensuality that permeates throughout Slow Dance reflects a sense of romanticism, innocence and nostalgia. Gordon’s intuitive ability to craft vivid, melodic tales of love, loss and longing (with equal parts smoke and bite) has made her an in-demand songwriter and collaborator, having worked with WILLIAM ORBIT, KELIS, BENNY BENASSI, TELEPOPMUSIK and N-DUBZ.

And then there are her co-writing credits on the BLACK EYED PEAS’ “Meet Me Halfway” and “The Best One Yet (The Boy).” The four-million-selling “Meet Me Halfway” was the third Top 10 single from the Peas’ multi-platinum, Grammy-winning fifth album, The E.N.D, while “The Best One Yet” is featured on the hip-pop act’s sixth studio album, the multi-million-selling The Beginning. Gordon recently won an ASCAP Pop Music Award for the melancholic and rhythmic “Meet Me Halfway” – one of the most performed pop music song of 2010.

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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