Artist Courtney King strives for an artfully dark demeanor and produces more than a few promising moments. She has a strong voice that’s a good fit with her moody material and is able to generate nice, floating harmonic blends. The most pleasant surprise was how she uses the flute—her primary instrument. What a unique and refreshing element! Unfortunately, in “Fantastic,” the song never gets off the ground, instead spinning its wheels. King shifts gears to a more meat n’ potatoes rock sound with “Cigarette Heart,” a heartbreaker where metal-esque guitar riffs provide a foundation for her vocals, which could use more grit. We urge this promising, DC-based performer to keep working.