If your ears are partial to soothing vocals and smooth Scottish accents, it’s worth investing in singer-songwriter Reverieme’s material. She’s about to release her new album Straw Woman, but Louise Connell’s quaint, pure musical style has been winning over the ears behind BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 (including Lauren Laverne), and Radio X for some time now.
She’s supported Gotye, Newton Faulkner, and Emmy The Great on tour, which has given her gentle, melodic music a chance to reach wider audiences. She may have started life in the small Scottish town of Airdrie, but Reverieme’s sound was meant for grander places. Friends, family, and fans all pledged to fund the recording and the release of her debut, and its circulation has been met with awe and excitement.
On Straw Woman, the singer blends acoustic folk songs with electronic elements, and her ambiguous lyrics resonate alongside her dreamy, consistently airy vocals. She’s influenced by M. Ward, Regina Spektor, and Belle and Sebastian, and whilst elements of each artist’s music can be heard in Reverieme’s song-writing, her efforts on Straw Woman are strong enough to be seen in an independent light.
Straw Woman, the new album from Reverieme is out now. Find out more at her Pledge Music page.