Kinetic, fractured, and fascinating describes these recordings by Detroit artist Chelzzz, who brings plenty of attitude to the mic, an energy that is somehow both intimidating and likeable. And she’s got a consistent sound that propels “Snarles Barkley,” “Voodoo” and “Up All Night” with eerie, edgy tracks over which her flow is presented in a hyperactive, near-chaotic way that never settles into a groove––and never gets boring. The vocals are constantly transforming, bobbing and weaving like a boxer trying to land a punch. Chelzzz definitely connects more than she whiffs. “Up All Night” is probably our favorite, where the artist gets closest to a mainstream presentation. We imagine she’s a magnetic live performer.
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