By Charlie Maybee
Los Angeles based electro-pop musician, Ayoni, continues to tease her new upcoming EP with the new single, “Before I Prosper”. Within the first moments, the virtuoso vocalist will have you captivated with only a few notes. There’s no want or need to escape it even as the song continually transforms into musically distinct sections, and never truly returning to where it once began. The song is a journey through, so buckle down and get ready.
As the time signature makes drastic changes, and even seems to, at times, disappear, the rocking turns to a gentle lulling before exploding back out into the universe with gusto. With plenty of vocal harmonies to give the composition a larger-than-life stature, Ayoni knows how to keep you in it musically despite the fact that repetition of the various sections are not as readily accessible until you’re able to get multiple listens in.
Ayoni is thinking big with this new song as she structurally deconstructs her ideas and rearranges them to new heights. It’s impressive to hear a pop-oriented musician take an experimental approach to the bones of her music. It’s an experience first and a pop song second, so be sure to check it out. The emotive drive will have you hitting the replay button on repeat.
“Before I Prosper” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, and YouTube Music. Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Winchester, Virginia who currently teaches in the Dance Division of the Shenandoah Conservatory. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression. He also currently fronts local hard rock band, The Aftershakes, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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