Thursday 1 August 2013

Mree - Into The Well

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This coming week will see the release of the second album by Marie Hsiao, better known as Mree, an artist who experiments with dreampop, folk and indie sounds and already has a fan in Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. According to reports, her new album 'Winterwell' will show a step-up in quality from her first as she continues to progress as an artist. Talented from a young age, she began playing piano aged just five and her debut single was self-produced, so she knows a thing or two about creating the right sounds.

With this single that expertise shines through. Although there may be a few others involved on the track than simply Mree herself, it sounds fragile and otherworldly, especially as her voice seems to weave in and out of the rich collage of sound, sometimes even seeming to get lost and become part of the music as a whole. It's dreampop in a quite pure form, and by that we mean that it doesn't cross over into other genres like some proponents do, and for this reason it should be clean and smooth enough to snare a few fans of more mainstream music as well as those who embrace the harsher tones of the similarly ethereal shoegaze scene.

Mree's website

Buy the album

Catch her live:

Winterwell Album Release Show, Fri, Aug 9,
DROM, New York

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