Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, indie-pop, experimental.
Background/Info: Camilla Sparksss (real name Barbara Lehnhoff) is a Swiss-Canadian artist releasing her second album. “Brutal” appears
Content: It’s not that easy to seize the sound of this artist. She’s clearly inspired by different influences, which are getting back to pop-driven sounds. From triphop-like rhythms to broken rhythms, the work also reveals a dark approach in sound. I even noticed a few industrial-like sound treatments. Another main characteristic of the album is the passionate way of singing. Camilla Sparksss injects some rage and passion into her vocals, which perfectly matches with the sound she produces.
+ + + : Camilla Sparksss has developed her very own style and that’s an aspect I’m always supporting. She also brings diversity in her songs. I especially like the darker sound format, which is even mixed with some industrial sound treatments (cf. “Wait Deathney”). Another essential element and strength of the work is her very convincing and passionate way of singing, elevating the album to a higher level.
– – – : Commercial-wise it’s not that easy to release an album, which is hard to define. I personally don’t care about this aspect especially when the composition is original and personal. Let’s say this album sounds as a challenge!
Conclusion: Camilla Sparksss looks sexy, but the most important thing is that she perfectly symbolizes her music. And in the end I prefer music instead of appearance!
Best songs: “She’s A Dream”, “Psycho Lover”, “Walt Deathney”, “Womanized”.