New Audio: I AM SNOW ANGEL Shares Retro-futuristic New Bop “Twisted Romance”

Julie Kathryn is a New York-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, producer and creative mastermind behind I AM SNOW ANGEL, a critically applauded solo recording project that has received critical praise from the likes of Huffington PostIndie ShuffleMagnetic MagazineCreem MagazineRefinery 29All Things Go and a lengthy list of others.

The New York-based producer and artist has also simultaneously developed a reputation as a highly sought after sound designer and producer working with Ableton and – and she’s the co-founder of Female Frequency, a musical collective dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry.

Back in 2019, Julie Kathryn released her I AM SNOW ANGEL sophomore effort MOTHERSHIP. Recorded in a cabin in the wintry Adirondack woods, MOTHERSHIP touched upon themes of isolation, longing, love, paranoia and the paranormal. Since her debut’s release, she has been extremely busy: she gave birth to her first child, collaborated on Sophie Colette’s attention-grabbing “In Love a Little,” released a gorgeous and spectral cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song.”

The New York-based producer and artist recently announced that she will be releasing her third album Lost World later this year. Along with that announcement, Julie Kathryn shared Lost World‘s first single “Twisted Romance.” Co-written with Charles Newman and J.J. Appleton, “Twisted Romance” is a decidedly anachronistic, retro-futuristic bop centered around a motorik groove, glistening synth arpeggios paired with the New York-based producer and artist’s plaintive and ethereal cooing. While possessing an aching nostalgia and longing, the song manages to sonically nod at Kraftwerk and early 80s New Wave.

“‘Twisted Romance’ is a synthpop love story set in a dystopian matrix where people’s memories can be erased — or generated, or recovered — within our vast grid of digitized consciousness,” Julie Kathryn explains in press notes. “Reality and technology are interfused. I’m singing to someone who has either lost memories in the grid (like through a glitch, or even an intentional deletion) or maybe never actually had them (fabricated), and I am desperate to help this person recover the memories of how much we loved each other.”