Vagabon: “Infinite Worlds” Album Review

Coming out this 2017 is , Vagabon, singer and songwriter Laetitia Tamko. In 2014 she released her first EP Persian Gardens. Since then she has developed her musical indie sound and even dedicated herself how to play all the instruments that is now recorded in her new album Infinite Worlds.

Brooklyn based- 24 four year old Laetitia Tamko has grown into her indie rock sound, producing a album that holds many raw and personal poetics and sounds. Laetitia showcases a force of rawness and vibrant indie taste layered with unapologetic vocals. Upon hearing her for the first time in the opening song The Embers, I was surprised by the loose and rush 90s quality of her voice. I got a slight tambour of Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins and a touch of Sinead O’Conner, not in sound but in quality.

When listing to the first five songs I felt as if I was a part of her personal life. I was in some way looking through all her brokenness and expereinces. I can feel her isolation and loss, a hopeful look towards finding oneself during pain.

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In The Embers,  is a song of an empowering break through. As the repeated lyric of “run and tell everybody” saying that she is the “small fish”. On to the four song Mal à L’aise has a sound of synthesized pop. The song takes me into her own oceans, whispers in french are said and repetitive line of ” You know my kind of high”. In a way this is a dreamy and slow break from the songs beforehand.

A fuller song is followed, 100 Years, which I interpret is a song about her past childhood of moving from place to place. An acoustic song with a simplistic guitar pattern, Cleaning Houses, plays with only her vocals to accommodate the guitar. Towards the middle of the song, drums and different sounds are added, however the guitar pattern never falters.

This album really surprised me, I felt that I grew on this album. By the sound quality, production, and the fact that she played the instruments her self; I give this album a 8 out of 10. I was very impressed by her and had no idea what to expect What I got was something full of passion and hard work. She has developed so much as a musician, I can appreciate her honest and heartfelt baby that is Infinite Worlds.

*you can find all her songs on Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H

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