TOP NEW ELECTRONIC: BECKY AND THE BIRDS - HOLDING ON

2/9/18
Becky and the Birds - Holding On

Let the folks at We Are: The Guard talk to you about the birds and the bees, or perhaps just the debut track from Becky and the Birds called “Holding On.”

 

BECKY AND THE BIRDS - HOLDING ON

Have all of the good band names been taken? Sure, Becky and the Birds sounds like some after-school garage band, but it is actually the pet name of  European musician, Thea Gustafsson. The early-twenties wunderkind is from a modestly-populated city from the electronic hotbed of the Nordic Circle, Sweden, a country known for designing furniture, delicious meatballs, and an impressive and thriving music market.

With “Holding On,” it doesn't seem Gustafsson would have any trouble with developing her trademark sound. Her debut track is a mish-mash of genres, swirling her soulful vocals with a mellow electronic composition that is quick to launch itself into the atmosphere before coming back down to earth. Gustafsson's talent as a vocalist, akin to a jazz bar songstress, takes a backseat to her ability to produce her own track, a short three-minute number that showcases her ability to capture the attention of enthusiasts even outside of Scandinavian.

“Holding On” is like a smelting pool of all that was the rage a decade or two ago. Ironically, the fake guise might be the most honest capture of her musical preferences and style, as Becky and the Birds is actually the vehicle that gives Gustafsson absolute control over the process.