Artist: Karin Park
Album: Highwire Poetry
Label: State of the Eye Recordings
Just a week after the release of Karin Park's latest single Restless she is back with her new album Highwire Poetry.
And Restless is the opening track and it really is one of the most powerful songs on the record, not to mention a personal favourite.
And this track is just so typical Karin Park as it is a moody electronica tune that shows off her unique vocals.
This track is filled with incredibly catchy hooks but there is a real dark edge to this song that just gives it some extra depth.
She really does have a spellbinding and arresting sound to her voice that is so unlike anything else that is around at the moment - it is great to see her breaking onto the UK music scene.
And yet sometimes you feel that in the vocal department she is holding something back and it would be truly great to see her completely let go so we can see what she has in all it's glory.
You get a sense of the power of her voice in Fryngies as she really starts to unleash in what it a powerful and emotive track.
The electronic element of her music compliments her vocals beautifully. But they are not thundering electronic beats that are totally overpowering as the backing music is exactly that as her vocals take centre stage.
There is a different feel to Tension as it is a much quieter and more delicate track, which is such a contrast to the tracks that have come before.
Contrast that with Explosions and they couldn't be more different as there is a real air of menace that hangs over this entire track.
There is a venom in the way that Park almost spits the words out, it really is unlike anything else on the record.
Highwire Poetry really shows off Karin Park at her experimental best as she mixes that great vocal with some really, at times, dark and moody electronic sounds.
She may write about slightly obscure things but she really brings the lyrics and the songs to life with every beat that she sings.
She has a voice that will truly mesmerise as she gets under your skin and really pulls you into the record.
Karin Park - Highwire Poetry is out now
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw