Written by Maria Arroyo
Australian singer/songwriter, Indigo Sparke, is releasing her debut album, Echo, via Sacred Bones. This incredibly moving album was co-produced by Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker. Sparke‘s debut album is best described as a “deep and intimate ode to death, decay, and the restless feeling of wanting to belong to something greater.”
Her opening track, “Colourblind,” beautifully and effortlessly showcases her crisp, clean vocals with her own touch of softness to them. There’s also a great, guitar finger-picking section that really pays homage to her singer/songwriter roots. Her sound is both laidback and easy, with just a hint of interesting musical choices that level up the song.
Her next track, “Undone,” keeps her intimate and soft vocals intact, while building the instrumentation up even more than the last song.
“Bad Dreams” pays particular attention to the rising support of the Sea-Shanti-style of music, which has been all over social media. Her flowing vocals and intertwined lyrics allow the listener to be swallowed up by the entire song from beginning to end. She tells a vivid story painted with exceptional detail with her descriptive lyrics and moving melodies. This is also highlighted in other tracks, such as “Carnival” and “Dog Bark Echo.”
Indigo Sparke‘s next song, “Golden Age,” shares a sort of Renaissance-inspired track, which is only heightened by her incredible storytelling abilities.
Another super intimate song, “Wolf,” just reinforces her hold on the listeners. Her vocals are just so infectious, and something I would put on to completely ease my mind after a long and tiring day.
One of the biggest highlights of the album is her next track, “Baby.” She presents a beautifully crafted melody from beginning to end, especially for the hook of the song. I just can’t get enough of her voice! There’s a sense of home and comfort that she emits from her vocals that are beautifully captured in her recordings. Her music video for “Baby” can be found below.
Her final closing track and beautiful sendoff is her song, “Everything Everything.” It’s a beautiful culmination of all the amazing parts of every song before. From her stellar songwriting abilities to the way she captures the raw and warm tone and performance from the studio to the finished recording, leaves me completely speechless. The final music video for “Everything Everything” can also be found below.
Be sure to keep up with Indigo Sparke and check out her beautifully created debut album Echo out on all platforms!
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