Nashville-based artist and music producer Madebit has crafted a spacey pop triumph, titled “An Alien Among Us.” Blending elements of experimentation, dance, and pop, this album is not only a sonic journey but also a reflection on the themes of connection and alienation. Reyes herself notes, “This album is a dual reflection of our connection to one another and the sense of isolation we sometimes feel. Through these tracks, I hope to inspire listeners to see themselves in a fresh light.“
The album’s opening track, appropriately named “Space,” launches with ethereal vocals and misty layers of synth pads, evoking an intense desire to escape to uncharted realms. The chorus’s catchy melody, fueled by a buoyant bass line and cascading waves of synths, amalgamates seamlessly with the invigorating vocal delivery, creating an irresistible pop ambience. With this track, An Alien Among Us sets the tone, seamlessly weaving between serene captivation and vibrant pop allure.
A standout among the collection, “Bring It Out,” takes the assertive message of self-belief and propels it with a palpable surge of energy. The title refrain builds with an effervescent crescendo, underscored by glittering synths that oscillate between moments of gleaming pop artistry and entrancing aesthetic immersion. The album features more captivating moments, including the mesmerizing, chromatic rhythm of “An Ode to Those Who Lead But Do Not Follow” and the intoxicatingly danceable vigor of “Where the Sidewalk Never Ends.”
An Exploration of Connection and Otherworldly Vibes
Madebit, the brainchild of Madelyn Reyes, expertly melds experimental pop and dance sensibilities throughout the album. The tracks showcase Reyes’ prowess as a singer, songwriter, and producer, with an intuitive knack for merging diverse sonic elements into a cohesive and immersive experience. The album’s mix exemplifies a harmonious blend of celestial tones and rhythmic intricacies, underscoring the album’s theme of bridging the human connection and otherworldly mystique.
“An Alien Among Us” would effortlessly find its place in television shows like “Stranger Things,” where the fusion of the nostalgic and the futuristic creates a unique atmosphere, as well as “Black Mirror,” which explores the complex interplay between technology and human emotions. With its mesmerizing sonic palette and thematic depth, Madebit’s album invites listeners to transcend the ordinary and embark on a sonic expedition through the cosmic realm of emotions and sound.
Even if the artist in charge has undoubtedly been quite busy lately, “An Alien Among Us” demonstrates that she still has enough of original and intriguing concepts to explore.
In conclusion, with 12 incredible songs over a 46 minute runtime, Madebit has solidified her position as one of the leading contemporary indie acts to watch out for in the global ambient-pop paradigm. With ‘An Alien Among Us‘, Madelyn takes a step further towards success in the industry. Her fans and critics alike, can not sit still in anticipation of what’s to follow from the musician’s roster!