New Audio: Paperwhite’s Breezy, St. Lucia-Inspired New Single


Last month, I wrote about the New York-based dream pop/electro pop duo Paperwhite. And with the release of their 2014 debut EP, Magic,  the duo comprised of siblings Katie and Ben Marshall exploded onto the blogosphere; in fact, the duo earned the title of “Most Blogged Abotu Artist” twice — and that shouldn’t be surprising as their incredibly contemporary sound pairs lush melodies and super anthemic hooks. Building on that buzz that they received a few years ago, the duo’s forthcoming EP Escape is slated for a Spring release, and if you were frequenting last month you might recall that I wrote about the EP’s first single “Unstoppable,” a single that I think will further cement the duo’s reputation for pairing lush melodies and anthemic hooks with Katie Marshall’s ethereal in a way that’s contemporary  as it’s reminiscent of St. Lucia and yet is also reminiscent of radio friendly 80s synth pop.

Escape‘s latest single “On My Own” continues on the same sonic path as “Unstoppable” as the duo pairs Marshall’s plaintive and earnest vocals with layers of propulsive and undulating synths and anthemic hooks in a song that clearly draws from 80s synth pop — but with a breezy and contemporary production sheen that’s reminiscent of St. Lucia, Haerts and several others.