frankie artBayonet Records – April 1st

For an artist occupying the ‘bedroom pop’ ground that so many others inhabit today, Frankie Cosmos – the moniker of New York-based musician Greta Kline – has a real knack for making songs that sound very much her own. Following on from her brilliant and critically-acclaimed Zentropy debut, Next Thing is the second full-length from the 22-year-old and, though it might be less immediate than the sweet and melodic indie pop charm of its predecessor, make no mistake, it’s no less brilliant. Through changes of pace, volume and mood (usually all within the same song), smart, often seemingly-innocent but wholly self-aware lyrics, and her apparently effortless flair for a vocal melody, Next Thing more than keeps your attention across its fifteen songs – and still leaves you wanting even more.

Buy: Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing

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