Utterly enchanting, snow fallen beguilement courtesy of Chloe March. Second single from her recent Hidden Shoal full length ‘blood red spark’, this be ‘Calypso Wants’ – a beautifully harvested lunar lullaby delicately tripped and teased in the subtle spray and vibrant fusion of jazz noir dialects, torch lit tailoring and ethereal electronic murmurs all sweetly stationed between the flutter by advances of Laetitia Sadier and the dreamy demurs of Musetta and Heather Duby, simply arresting.
Chloë March’s many strengths are on full display throughout her fourth full-length Blood-Red Spark. On the album’s twelve tracks, her first-rate songwriting skills are well-accounted for, as is the English artist’s talent for crafting compelling instrumental backdrops. But as we’ve noted in the past, it’s March’s singing that is her music’s strongest selling-point: she’s got one of those one-in-a-million voices that could make even the most pedestrian lyric feel like cause for rapture. That being said, as integral as her vocalizing is to the album’s impact, Blood-Red Spark would hardly merit a recommendation if the songs and arrangements weren’t compelling, too.