LA indie pop act Lorelei Marcell delivers a rollercoaster of emotions on EP Stranger, a six-track collection capturing every nook of heartbreak, change, joy and everything in between, led by the strength of her bold yet sultry vocal quality, which manages to shine through on each note of the modern pop production.
Opening with the gentle beats and slow-burn instrumentation of “Need Me,” the EP swerves into the echoing quality of “Masterpiece, brilliantly showcasing her vocal range moving from softer tones to soaring high notes.
From the relatability and vulnerability of focus track “How to Love Somebody,” to the husky feel of emotive “Nothing Hurt Betters,” Marcell tender pop sound stretches through the ebbs and flows of big life changes slowly moving through sadness into contemplation and acceptance.
Enchanting piano-led title track “Stranger” which sees a warm melody wrap around her steady yet heartfelt voice makes for a stand-out before final track “The End,” with its electro-tinged rhythms flip the switch leaving us to dance our troubles away until the final anthemic notes fade into silence.
Born outside Philadelphia and brought up in Boston suburbia, Lorelei Marcell has consistently proven her capabilities with pop music since her debut single in 2019. Moving through breezy instrumentals into vulnerable introspection through each of releases, this promising talent is well set on a path to stardom.