I’ve been listening to the new single Crystals from New York based herMajesty over the past month. Its generous, passionate and magical spirit is conveyed through the imagery of the lyrics, seductive keyboard lines, lush orchestral arrangements and exotic male and female vocals. Complementing the hypnotic aesthetic of the song is the psychedelic guitar work of Jody Porter from Fountains of Wayne. The band consists of JP (vocals, rhythm guitars, programming), David Leatherwood (guitars, backup vocals), Joan Chew (bass, backup vocals), and Konrad Meissner (drums, percussion). Keyboards were handled by Dayle Raymond Jellyman.
Crystals by herMajesty was released on July 30th, 2014 and is available below to stream or download. We understand that the band will be releasing more music before the end of the year. Stay tuned!
Comments on herMajesty:
Interestingly, the song [Crystals] bears a sonic resemblance to Interpol — I think particularly of “Always Malaise (The Man I Am)” and of “The Undoing” on their self-titled return to the Matador Records. And interestingly, the track captures the inner thoughts and observations of it’s narrator in a way that shows a novelistic attention to the small details that make up a life. – Will Helms, The Joy of Violent Movement
The keyboards seem to swirl around you in hypnotic fashion, begging you to try and leave so they can exert their will on your being. It is a track with an orchestral feel, thankfully incorporating some girl on guy vocals to help the listener find their way back out. – Tender Branson, Write, Cook, Listen
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