Track Review

Amy Guess – Holy Hell

Uh, a dark atmosphere. It’s mysterious and a tiny bit uncomfortable. It’s cold and strange. Let me put it this way: it’s perfect.

Those vocals of Las Vegas based singer/songwriter Amy Guess feel like they were born in this environment of deep metallic textured synths, reverbed vocal one-shots and floating rhythms. Containing a one-of-a-kind intense energy, these vocals do whatever the hell they want with you. Luring in the shadows, screaming straight in your face, pleading, whispering, there’s not much that can NOT be found in the palette of singing techniques – and this is just one single song of Amy Guess we’re talking about, folks. Some artists wouldn’t be able to pack all of this into 2 LPs.

The mix of this song is a thing of beauty, there’s a whole scenery created in the head of the listener, every single track is mixed right where it belongs for those vocals to shine like the sun. The press kit of Amy Guess describes her as ‘a new breed of artist’. Well, true that! With the unusual yet effective approach in “Holy Hell” she secures her signature style in many ways. This is exactly how alternative pop has to sound. It’s music like this track that leaves a mark out there, because you are not just hearing it – you’re feeling it.

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Florian Maier

CEO/Producer at kings mountain studios (kms). Drummer. Sound explorer. Music enthusiast. Critic. Writer. Husband. Father. All stacked up in 1.88 m, 80 kg.

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