Michelle Treacy is the latest artist to watch; her EP High Heels in the Moshpit was released on September 9.
Treacy first found the spotlight when she performed an impromptu duet with Lady Gaga during her ArtRave tour. Soon after, she was offered a major label deal and put out a 16-week hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in Canada. Treacy also won the second season of CTV's The Launch, releasing singles such as "Emotional" and "Armageddon."
Treacy has since developed her original sound and style, which falls somewhere between Austin Powers and Tame Impala, amassing a loyal fanbase on social media. High Heels in the Moshpit was recorded in a bedroom closet, and is equal parts authentic and energizing–perfect for fans of Modern Original and Tame Impala.
"Anything Goes" is a strong start to the EP, with earworm vocal melodies, retro effects, and a powerful psychedelic punch. A feel-good anthem, "Precious Is The Time" highlights Treacy's funky-fresh songwriting skills, as well as her dynamic approach to production elements. The upbeat, danceable tracks off of High Heels in the Moshpit showcase the witty lyricism and originality of Treacy's sound. As a whole, the release is an electrifying blend of live instrumentation and electronic elements, and feels simultaneously new and nostalgic.
Listen to High Heels in the Moshpit now and let us know what you think.