See Green (Courtenay Green) is an alternative/indie/pop singer-songwriter, but not only that, a guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, and producer DIY style. A one woman jukebox heroine indeed!
The first words that popped into my mind as I listened to See Green’s “Violet” EP: spunky, summer, pop, and maybe popsicle. Not the kind of pop that blissfully and quickly looses its sparkle, but witty and diverse song-crafting that is just plain fun. It’s solid New Wave with the incorporation of synths and other 80s tinged sounds. Plus, Courtenay’s vocals remind me of a Debbie Harry/Belinda Carlisle lovechild. Sweet!
The 5 song EP is satisfying and is the perfect prelude to a full length album. As soon as I heard the synths come in on “Goldmine,” the opening track, my foot was tapping and I wanted to call all my girlfriends over to hang out.
Likewise, with lyrics like “If you’re gonna play the joker, I’m gonna play the queen,” on “Get What I Want,” listeners are kept guessing at the whimsical twists and turns inside Courtenay’s mind. The highlight of the EP, “Devil in the Details,” begins with a polished bass line, a mid-range distorted guitar, and key-synth riff you’re sure to put on repeat.
With so much bad news out there, See Green’s music is a welcome reminder that we all need to let loose and lighten up. So check out “Violet” by See Green, and see a smile on your face.
Lillix is back!
Here is a video from the studio on mixing their new album. Also you can listen to their latest track “Dance Alone” on their website.
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