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Equally eclectic and catchy, Brit LaurÃ©nâ€™s new album Autportraits II is a flavourful gem with some salt and pepper on the side.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Brit LaurÃ©n is a vocalist, performing artist, and actor rolled into one. Released last October 11, 2011, the album offers six tracks of undeniably good pop and r&b.
Autoportraits II opens the album with a sneak peak of the artistâ€™s musical brand. It also serves as an intro for the whole album.
Following with sunny pop beats and jazzy tunes is A Tragic Disappearance. LaurÃ©n surprises us with her eccentric and soulful voice. Itâ€™s both hypnotizing and soothing to the ears.
You Got Me is an edgy club track that will give you a healthy dose of party high. Unlike the previous trackâ€™s upbeat vibe, Must Be Nice tones down the mood with saccharine melodies paired up with a soothing delivery.
A personal favorite, Goodbye Gideon is a sexy musical piece boasting a jungle ofÂ instrumentation from percussion, strings, to brass.
Closing up the album is Wax On (feat. I the Eye) that takes on an upbeat aesthetic. Press play and revive your weary heart with this energy-filled song.
As a whole, Autoportraits II is a tasteful collection thatâ€™s not afraid to explore outside the box. The instrumentation and arrangement in this album is something to look forward to as it is well-thought of and flawlessly-played. Through this collection, Brit LaurÃ©n has proved that she is something to watch out for.
The album is produced by Mister Curry while the artwork is done by Janelle Carbajal. Itâ€™s available as a pay-what-you-want/free download in bandcamp.