I'm Not raving about the Music although I like the simplicity of her style,and its certainly her own style,she's certainly a talented individual,and even more so she can play her devices,the Jools Holland Live appearance is very good,Nice to see her knowing the gear well and utilising the equipment rather than simply just a Pretty face and voice to front a production team writing for her.
I dare say they'll be some product endorsement package for her with Yamaha soon,given he showcases the Tenori-on so well.
Good Luck to her,wish there were more girls like her into Electronic equipment
I find that there's something special with a number of the tracks - the rolling bassline and romantic melody of "Hearts Collide", and the backing melody to "Ghost" which I find similar to the backing strings to Chronologie 3 (I don't know why, it just keeps reminding me of it for some reason).
But I think you've hit the nail on the head - in my experience, she's the only new mainstream artist I've heard talk about synthesizers and electronic music like JMJ does, so much so I can really imagine her getting a Theremin out or something like that on a project in the near future! Her Facebook page has a really neat video from 10 months ago of her playing the Tenori on in her bedroom and singing Stuck On Repeat, and other pictures appear to show a genuine enthusiasm for fairly "unusual" synths (... ok, maybe not unusual on this board, but in comparison to other mainstream acts).
I think with her limited range of synths, she's done a really amazing job, and to a certain extent she is experimenting with her music like JMJ used to in his early days. So for that reason, I think she's one of the most exciting acts to appear in the last few years. She's like a cross between JMJ and Kylie Minogue, with a retro 80's feel... and after a couple of listens, a large number of songs on the album are really quite catchy!
To me, it just seems like the perfectly appropriate pop album to buy after seeing JMJ's InDoors tour! And I've not really been so pleasantly gobsmacked by an album since the late 80's and early 90's when I was buying JMJ's CDs (up to Chronologie):-D