DOWNLOAD: Melontropics - Open Secrets EP
Melontropics, a side project from Cherub's Jordan Kelley and singer-songwriter-to-watch Natalie Prass, nails the screw-faced aura of early '90s R&B and balladry without the need for contemporary hipster fireworks. Their Open Secrets EP, which was recorded and mixed in a mere five days, gives you five potential paths to grab onto. Whether it's "Ghost Boy" and its Janet-nodding creep, the steadfast romanticism of "While You Play," "All I Want" getting sampledelic and running into the dreamy "War Is In The Face" or the pillow dance turned '80s guitar freakout on "Of The Beloved," there's a concise, catchy songwriting at play and Prass' vocals ooze a soulful potential. Download/stream the whole thing for free.