willolux – “Modern Day Maestro”
willolux is the project of Canadian singer/songwriter Kristina Emmott, who on new track “Modern Day Maestro” combines guitar crunches and twangs with a confident vocal delivery, one that’s crisp and tonally in-sync with ’90s alt-rock nostalgia. The chorus, where Emmott admits “it’s all part of the show, don’t you know everyone is a modern day maestro,” is a wonderfully melodic and charming hook, one that recalls the soaring sensibilities of Neko Case and Regina Spektor, and particularly their mixture of folk and rock with dreamy pop melodies and a bit of vintage pop charm. Some psych-friendly jamming closes this gem out well, to boot. Emmott appears to pack a sound wherein wide-spreading recognition is imminent.