Niki and The Dove - Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now (2016)
Label: Universal Music | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:00 min | 137 mb
Electronic, Indie Pop
iki and the Dove's Malin Dahlström has one of the most fantastic voices in pop. The Gothenburg native has that slightly wry, raspy delivery that distinguishes all the best Scandi singers, as well as Stevie Nicks' pout, Prince's faith, and a way of selling her lyrics as if she's working through her dramas in real time. Skrillex recognized these qualities when he sampled her vocals from Niki's debut single "DJ, Ease My Mind" on his 2014 album Recess, which could have primed the Swedish duo (completed by Gustaf Karlöf) for a move into the EDM big leagues. Their 2012 debut Instinct was halfway there already, as massive as the mountains Dahlström sang about. But on the long-awaited follow-up, they've gone in the opposite direction, filing down the piercing sharp edges of their debut in favor of luscious synths, aqueous funk basslines, and gated drums.