Irish-Palestinian singer Roisin El Cherif's latest project Glass House is a dark and moody fusion of pop, electronic, and singer/songwriter.
On the surface, Glass House is full of gripping lyrics and irresistible pop melodies. Underneath El Cherif's warm vocal, there's something much more tribal. "Half a Life" is grounded in traditional sounds, all drums and strings. Of the EP, El Cherif says:
The Glass House EP are songs that have been in the making for nearly two years. It has been an experimental experience trying to find the balance between poppy sounds and ambient atmosphere. The subjects of distance and communication or lack of are reoccurring in most of my writing. What I have difficulty saying in real life seems to find its place quite easily in my songs. It's a relief to finally release these songs.
There is an experimental, atmospheric quality to the EP. Glass House drifts effortlessly between heavily grounded and ethereal, but for all its differing genres, El Cherif fuses everything brilliantly.