You guys, Elizaveta’s music is weird. Her album Beatrix Runs, which was physically released yesterday after arriving in digital form a few weeks ago, fuses opera, chamber pop, and electronica into this Regina Spektor-Tori Amos-Enya combination that really stands out from everything else I listen to. I only discovered her work, in fact, because it was on the iTunes homepage. (Nice work on that ad buy, Universal Records!)
But here’s the thing: Elizaveta’s music is also entrancing. I’m running out to see two plays today, so I can’t really get into it right now. But I wanted to put this in front of your ears. Take a listen to the songs embedded below, and then let’s discuss more thoroughly in the comments section.
(1) “Dreamer” — The first single. Charming, bubbly.
(2) “Armies of Your Heart” — An electronic dalliance. Vaguely recalls The Postal Service.
(3) “Odi Et Amo” — Oh, are we in the 19th century? Is that a soprano high note and a thousand classical allusions? Why not?