A modern form of indie-pop that looks back to the electronic styles of the mid-eighties for influence, while still having enough chops to make for a musically interesting style during the EP’s first effort, Strangers. The challenging time signatures present during Taylor will have listeners sitting on the edges of their seats, while the raw power of Lionheart’s vocals link together artists as disparate as La Roux and Taylor Swift. Diamonds and Ashes slows down the tempo to allow for the instrumentation to entrance with twinkling sounds and a Kraftwerk meets Depeche Mode style. Sure Fire is a soaring track that refreshes the new wave sound of artists like The Police and Cyndi Lauper, all while the brooding depth of emotive rock adds further gravitas to the composition. Missed Connections is an expansive album that provides volumes of insight into the unique performer that is Monica Lionheart.
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