Electro pop musician, Kendyle Paige, wears many hats as she moves from genre to genre on her latest album Ladybird.
There’s a gradual build in energy as the album progresses from slower R&B style ballads (“BullsEye”) to funky bouncing pop tracks (“Seasons Change”), and even takes hairpin detours into the realm of hard rock (“Cynical”). Versatility is truly Paige’s secret weapon here as she puts her full range of feels and personas on blast for the world to hear.
If you can imagine a musical space between Kelly Clarkson and SZA, Kendyle Paige fills that gap with large helping of sounds seeming to scratch every pop music itch one could have. It’s a staggering effort that pays off in kind for listeners. Featuring an array of collaboration in verses and production from the likes of Brandon Lee Richardson, Jahvel Lewis, Tioka Troy, and many more, there’s something for everyone to latch onto.
Ladybird is available now on major streaming platforms. Find “BullsEye” on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotfiy.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. 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 and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.