NEW MUSIC: Vague-à-Bonde

by Winston "Stone" Ford

At some point last year, some tracks appeared in my Soundcloud inbox from a mysterious singer that simply went by the name Nichole Alicia. I remember scouring the internet for clues about this girl, only to find nothing. Well, a year has passed and fortunately I have connected with her on Twitter, and I’ve learned that she is set to drop a full length album next week under the new name Vagueabonde. The Minneapolis native calls her sound “bedroom pop,” and she writes, produces, and records her own tracks creating a vibe stands out from most anything I’ve heard this year.

She shared thee tracks with me last week via Soundcloud. What strikes me is the rather upbeat and pop melodies. My favorite of the trio is “Voices,” which combines some indie vibes with an almost Motown sound through the chorus. Check it.