Review – Willolux

Album: Thread & Tape
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Genre: Indie/Folk

Blending the whimsical allure of the 70’s with lyrics grounded in the relatability of today, Vancouver-based Willolux is making waves with her new independently-released album, Thread & Tape. Serene, saturated, and eliciting an aesthetic sort of synthesia, the 9-track album is a contemplative close-to-home crooner perfect for both rainy afternoons and star-filled summer nights.

Opening track “I Remain” is the one that pulls the curtain back. Atmospheric acoustics, a sleepy downbeat, and an emphasis on the  vibe of the song sets the tone for the remaining 8 tracks, establishing Willolux’s simplistic style from the get-go.

That being said, mid-album track “Modern Day Maestro” encapsulates all of Willolux’s strengths—borderline psychedelic downbeats coupled with a down-to-earth brand of lyricism—with an added jaunt to its beat and an extra layer of cleverness to the chords.

Fresh, lulling, and diverse, catch Willolux’s  upcoming summer dates for a taste of a modern twist put on classically catchy tunes.

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My name is Emma Sloan, and I am a Victoria-based freelance journalist. I have been a contributing writer for North Vancouver’s Community Report, The Martlet, and the Greater Placemaking Network of Victoria, and that list is being added to every day. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for writing updates and news.

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