It is always compelling when an artist's voice and material are an ideal match, and that's what we hear in Issadora Ava, who has the ability to exude a soulful sensitivity, an intimate honesty, without over-singing. "Melting Magnets" glows with a wistful optimism ("I'll still be your friend. I'm ready to try again.") Her best is the relaxed, jazzy "Premonitions," where the artist takes a heartfelt theme of devotion and sensitivity into a wholly sensual realm of unabashed surrender. Keeping her tone low-key, direct and personal, Ava's "NYE" juxtaposes powerful images of celebration with an equal amount of sadness as she documents a relationship that's faltering on the cusp of a new year.
Style: Indie Pop