Written by Lauren Rosier
Rising Canadian vocalist Jordana Talsky is a “person of several voices.” Her brand new EP, Zahava, is an immersive and fascinating body of work of all vocal looping. The EP is deeply rooted in human themes that everyone can relate to. What seems to be fascinating about Talsky, upon listening to her sing only once, is her ability to engage her fans. She is able to “emote the sounds behind her awareness that our fragmented identities are always in conflict, but can be ‘harmonized as we grow to be at home in ourselves.’
Talsky opens Zahava with the uplifting indie-pop/jazz number, “Superpower,” as she sings about wanting a super-powerful love. Her sweet, gentle voice glides softly through the track easily through clever lyricism.
“Oh Yeah” is the second track is a 6-song set. It’s incredible how Talsky is able to use a loop station to create a chorus of her own voice. Through the song, she sings about how “she forgot about the things she wanted to do with her life” and the “things I wanted to do tonight” because of the significant other.
On the track “Trouble Up,” we’re able to hear Talsky‘s vocal range and bluesy, soulful side and powerful vocal paired with her lyricism similar to powerhouse vocalist Kelly Clarkson. The track illustrates her ability to create soulful, rock ‘n roll songs, that fully capture her emotions.
The track, “City Lights,” has this special, mysterious vibe, similar to what one may experience when going to a big city, and seeing the big ‘city lights.’
Jordana Talsky is definitely one of Canada’s most fascinating and talented musicians I’ve heard in a while. Her voice is exceptional, her lyricism is definitely superb, and her songs are clever, technically well-crafted, and absolutely beautiful. I suggest you take a listen to Talsky as soon as possible.
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