Wrenne left behind her Mormon upbringing in the United States to find a new life in the UK’s capital, and this exciting (and equally terrifying) element of exploration is reflected on her uplifting debut EP, London. If electronic, female-led pop music is your current obsession, Wrenne’s new record is essential listening.
“I am not in love, but I’m open to persuasion,” sings Wrenne on opening track ‘Love And Affection’. Her gentle infusion of low-key, upbeat electronics and powerful vocals will ease listeners in to her superior pop style. Fans of established electronic queen Robyn may note some similarities in sound, but Wrenne’s style is more casual; and all the more refreshing for it.
The electronics on ‘Puzzle Place’ superbly capture the feeling of a late night riverside city walk, and once again Wrenne demonstrates her pure, otherworldly vocal ability. ‘Running To Orion’ reveals the depth of the singer’s adoration for the universe and infinite love. “I’d read you from cover to cover,” she sings, before asking to be swallowed whole by a person who personifies the eponymous constellation.
‘You Are More x La Force’ is a beautiful, apologetic, electronic ballad. Wrenne’s striking voice will easily affect listeners tear ducts and heart strings, and is a solid closer for an EP dedicated to the idiosyncratic rhythms of love and life in the UK’s capital. With tracks as strong as this, new ears will have no difficulty embracing Wrenne’s artistic inventiveness.
London is released on 20th November.