Alice Jayne can do a lot with relatively less. A designed minimalist in her musical approach, you’ll hear only what she wants to say with her music. Drifting into the depths of what is possible with electronic and dark pop, there’s always a side of her that hasn’t been seen. This is her latest single, The High Priestess.
As her vocals shuffle through the power she possesses, it is clear she isn’t taking the pop route. For instance, the same song in a higher pitch would have had a very different ambient effect. Alice Jayne steers through the low notes, with emphasis on the words with presence. As though it is the epicentre, the instrumentals seem to branch out from her vocals itself. The synth effects allude to her lyrics, quivering with the unfound energy of power. She demands attention with her vocals for the chorus, the digital soundscape receding to an EDM synthscape. The layers she uses ask for the kind of kick only lyrics like those deserve. The production is more than commendable, capturing the prolific lyrics of an artist who crafts the pedestal she will stand on. There is something empowering and equally fearsome about the kind of sound she has. This is what will be her mark on the world of music.
I imagined scenes from Girlhood for a powerful track like this. Paving their own way, women who have taken control and won’t settle for anything less than what they are worth. You can listen to Alice in her singles, The Devil and The Hanged Man being some powerful ones. Follow her for more dark pop hits to definitely come your way!