Watch out Western Sydney, you have a new voice in bedroom pop! I present Xanza and her soothing debut ‘Stars Like Us’.
As the track starts you’re hit with massive 90s vibes, reminding me of that Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach (the book is better). However, the 90s rave vibe soon melts into feel good smooth tones and Xanza’s angelic voice floating like whisps of cloud across the top. This is until the tropical rains arrive and you’re dancing naked in a forest (doesn’t sound too bad huh?).
The samples and xylophone sounds bounce together like they are on a trampoline at 3am on a Sunday morning. The layers here are linked puzzle pieces and highlight the producing chops of Elina Godwin. Elina’s is a name that you should keep your ear to the ground for, as this is only her second foray into producing. I’ll definitely be keeping a keen eye on what comes next!
With a debut E.P around the corner in November, along with some live shows, be sure to keep your ears propped up like a curious puppy if you’re an Aussie music fiend!