For EILE‘s Friday music slot this week, we feature a really unusual track by UK-born, US-based, singer-songwriter, Oriel Poole, called Homegirl. Electro-soul-pop at its best, the track is from her EP, Sunday. Oriel’s soulful voice has been compared to Erykah Badu and Lana Del Rey, and I would also add in Lorde and Ireland’s Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries. However, that does not do justice to Oriel, as her music is also very unusual, and (uniquely for a singer-songwriter) she at times allows the synth and beat-driven music to dominate, with her haunting voice almost in the background, but not quite – then it weaves its way back in through the synths and beats to again come to the fore. A very enjoyable and original track, see what you think!
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