White Hinterland, has moved in her eight-year career from frankly forgettable dreamy folk-pop to aggressive electro-rock. She’s taken a recording hiatus since 2014’s , an album that shifted her powerful voice and piano chops toward R&B. But late last year, new single “Chill And Natural” arrived, and it works well for her. The track digs hard into the jagged edges of its electronics, taking out a lot of the reverb she’s previously leaned on to leave her voice clear and gorgeous. It’s one of her most danceable tracks yet and won’t sound unfamiliar to fans of St. Vincent’s latest album. The move away from R&B is a good choice and lets her highlight the energy she’s clearly capable of exuding. She brings that focus to a headlining set at Palisades, her only scheduled tour date; expect lots of new material, hopefully in the vein of the single.
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