Scientific Sunshine: Chaarmy (self-released, 2015)June 13, 2016 at 12:21 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Detroit-area songwriter Jordan Sunshine has been writing acoustic folk-pop songs for guitar and ukulele for years, but her debut album Chaarmy (which appeared late last year) is a full immersion into futuristic lo-fi electro-pop. It’s bright and effervescent, and the music and lyrics/vocals complement each other really nicely. The beats and electronic melodies are never heavy, and they let the vocals (especially backup vocals) swim around and underneath without obscuring them. The songs sound like they’re being sung by a cartoon hero traveling to a distant galaxy, but there’s still something very down-to-earth and human about them. An incredibly sweet album which doesn’t sound like much else out there. Free to download on Bandcamp, where physical CDs are available for purchase.