Written by: Jen Dan
Australian singer-songwriter/pianist/producer Jess Rogleff recently inaugurated Poison Abbey, her new music project with collaborator Thomas Studans. Stereo Embers is pleased to be hosting the premiere of the hazily seductive “Upmarket”, the debut tune from Poison Abbey.
“Upmarket” will be delivered on May 23rd via Dinosaur City Records and is the first cut off Poison Abbey’s album that’s slated to bow this spring.
On “Upmarket” Rogleff uses audio samples, plays synths, and sings, while Studans makes the track sway with drum and bass. The result is a dreamy and alluring flow of retro-‘70s disco-funk-tinged rhythms and symphonies that’s topped by floating layers of Rogleff’s airy and velvety vocals.
““Upmarket” tells the tale of a pretty traditional relationship breakdown where the protagonist, ‘Caroline’, is urged to move on by her downtrodden lover,” Rogleff says of the number. “The song features a relatively informal vocal structure with the vocal harmonics going in totally random places… It’s more about texture than it is content, with ten different vocal tracks comprising the lead.”
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