Doe Fascinate With The Eclectic Intrigue Of Their Debut EP
As an introduction to their self-titled debut EP, the song 'We Are' by Doe signals the intrigue to come. Packing quite the opening punch, the track's hazy synth shimmer is soon shredded by the portentously cacophonous churn of a deep-space like blast of roiling distortion. With the bold percussive thump that follows further marching the listener into Doe's intriguing world of self-described 'electronic pop/rock', it becomes quickly apparent that Tessa Barton and Mason Brewer's creative union comes with a planetary-sized swagger all its own.
From pounding drums and skittering high hats, to wobbly low ends and prancing synths, the at times mystical, other-worldly grandeur of the EP's eclectically absorbing production from Salt Lake City hip-hop collective Better Taste Bureau's Brewer lays down an enigmatically fascinating sonic topography. Traversing these emotive aural landmarks, singer/songwriter/guitarist Barton, of indie-rock band Luna Lune, unleashes the anguished, brooding sensuality and raspy catch of her distinctive voice with insouciantly intoxicating self-possession.
Whether over the distorted, haunting fog of 'We Are's forceful statement of youthful intent, the chiming synth and dreamy vocal motif of 'Run Away's fading love, or the tinkling poignance of 'Cradle's sauntering lullaby to emotional estrangement, Barton's striking vocal delivery effortlessly accommodates the requisite emotional resonance of a given track with intuitively realized assurance.