Spotlight On: El Mar
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:45:41
New York City songstress turns out a hauntingly gorgeous tune in the form of "Grow."
El Mar means "The Sea" in Spanish, but it's also the moniker for one of New York's most captivating musical phenoms. Under that name, Joey Primero delivers bluesy, folky, and mystically catchy music that immediately entrances. She recently debuted the music video for "Grow," and the song's balance of organic instrumentation and electronic undertones yields a delightful hypnotic and haunting harmony. The video's cinematic darkness mirrors this juxtaposition of tones, soundscapes, and emotions. You'll want to float away with El Mar after one listen.
One of the most striking aspects of the sound is its dreaminess. You could say she's in the same lane as Lana Del Rey or even Portishead, but there's something very unique about El Mar. There's nothing quite like these songs out there, and that's why you'll be listening again and again for a long time to come.
Watch The Video for "Grow" from El Mar: