Pop music is intended to be made for the masses, those who have become invested in structure: two to three verses, a chorus, and a bridge, four chords, and masterful, clean mixing. Very few artists manage to take this structure and improve upon it with charm or perspective, but those who do create soundscapes which are easy to become lost in. Julia Knight's debut, "Ghost of You," does the trick.
Piercing through a veil of synth heavy haze, Julia Knight's debut bears striking resemblance to Carly Rae Jepsen's work with Blood Orange on her last album Emotion. The contrast between Knight's cooing vocals and the low end of the washy synths is alluring and shows a deep appreciation for the '80s aesthetic that has been permeating some of the finer pop music in the last couple of years. In fact, it elevates her work right down to the heartbeat kick pattern in the tracks last few measures.
Her debut shows a prowess which exceeds her musical carbon footprint. With this being the only track to her name as of now, we can expect to see a slew of mature releases in the coming months and, if they're crafted anything like this, we could potentially see a new pop star.