Yesterday, we were properly introduced to Melbourne’s mysterious new songstress, Hoodlem. Today, our newfound love has reached deep within our minds and pulled out a list of our most secretive emotional weakness. First and foremost, she has uncovered our weakness for soft, flourishing vocals. Secondly, she has uncovered our weakness for bright, polarizing synths. And finally, she uncovered our weakness for a strong and seductive female figure.
Over the last few months, we have found ourselves deeply infatuated with a number of female vocalists. In fact, at this very moment, we are seeing a rise in the number of talented young women that are bursting onto the scene. While many are heading up bands, there’s a select few that have been breaking new ground on their own two feet. From George Maple to BANKS, FKA twigs to MØ, and Jessie Ware to Rhye, there’s clearly no shortage of talent floating around these days. But is there enough room for one more? Yes.
Not only does Hoodlem have an air of mystery around her, but she’s got some wicked chops to back it up. To prove it, she’s got two jaw-dropping electronic-pop numbers just burning up in our iTunes right now. While her first single “Through” isn’t the most impressive effort, it sees her experimenting with a gorgeous electronic palette. What’s more, it showcase her crisp and tonally rich falsetto. Like any quick learner, though, she has cleaned things up for her second single, which, as we’ve just discovered, proves to be a highly engrossing tune.
If you would like to listen to either of the aforementioned singles, you can indulge in those below. While you’re at it, make sure to follow Hoodlem on her SoundCloud, because I can guarantee you, there’s lots more to come.