Review: Eve Parker Finley – Chrysalia (Coax)

Written by on 04/01/2021

With its luscious blend of string arrangements, electronics, and ethereal vocals, ‘Chrysalia’ is a beautiful masterwork. It isn’t simply a case of contemporary pop with orchestral instruments, as Finley fuses the elegant movements of classical music with their own sense contemporary song. Tracks like “Clouds” and “Electrofeu” feature swirling rhythms with string highlights — complex arrangements, but simple in emotional appeal. The standout is perhaps “Come With Me”, which attains a baroque/chamber pop high with its soaring vocals, even as the cello and viola add mournful touches.

‘Chrysalia’ is a standout example of how traditional styles can be synthesized into contemporary expression.

– Mark Anthony Brennan, host of Coast to Coast to Coast Tues 10pm-Midnight

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