Carmody and Her New Painting-- EP “Skin”
Music can often be thought out like a painting. Like a painting consists of layers and colors, music has different sounds and timbre. For instance, maybe the song feels like it could be made out of unsubtle swirls from heavy brush strokes, with clear and emotional intent like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Or the song texture can feel soft, sensual, and brilliant in color, and as a result, creates a sense of leisure and romance. Similar to this description, is Toulouse’s painting of In Bed: The Kiss, and in our opinion, a musical comparison can be made with Carmody’s new EP, “Skin.”
In “Skin,” Carmody paints us the theme or effect of a broken-off relationship in three songs: “Skin,” “For Desire,” and “Two Spoons.” The minimalistic production of smooth piano chords and percussion allows us to really focus on the attractiveness of her voice; it’s rather easy to get lost in Skin’s beauty. It’s also the wonder of art: making as much sense out of reality, and the confusing nature of our emotions. The melodies and colors throughout Skin seem to give us the impression of love and lust, but make us almost forget that such despair and negative feelings were even part of Carmody’s palette in the first place.
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