Ren Harvieu - 'Through The Night'
Ren breathes new life into '60s chamber pop
Hers is an arresting voice, soft and sweet, but dark in hue and sharp with melancholy, like a vinegar smoothie. She uses it to breathe new life into dusty (as in Springfield) ’60s chamber pop, from the skyscraping Walker Brothers rush of ‘Open Up Your Arms’ to the torch sob of ‘Do Right By Me’ to the Bacharach skippy ‘Holding On’. Retro fetishisms aside, this is an impeccable debut: two feet in the past and one open mouth pointing towards a very bright future.
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