Faerie – ‘dizzy spells’ EP

Photography Credit: Ciara Nicdao, Makeup Artist: Hannah Lauren

dizzy spells is the new EP from Faerie, the project of New York native Christine Lam. The release’s potential was evident with prior singles “k-town” and “champagne tears,” and dizzy spells certainly lives up to those successes. From airy folk to atmospheric dream-pop and rousing rock, the EP’s five tracks showcase talented songwriting with creative pop savvy.

Gentle acoustics and lush vocals on the opening “virgo sun” compel with a melodic folk-pop allure, with bursting guitar-laden enthusiasm swelling into a warm fuzziness. I’m fondly reminded of the duo Tennis and their ability to shift between hooky folk and guitar-powered rock.

Exuding a dream-pop allure with its gentle synth washes and understated guitars, “cheapest hotel room” dazzles with the spacey synth arpeggios and chilly vocal entrancement. A magnetic dream-pop draw is apparent throughout, with tender guitars bringing the effort to a satiating close. “showgirl” is another mystique-filled success, driving to a moody chorus whose vocal suaveness and nostalgic singer/songwriter shine is reminiscent of Weyes Blood.

dizzy spells is a thorough success from Faerie, who is crafting a stellar sound with LA producer Matty Bedrosian.

“virgo sun” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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