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MICHELLE Announces New EP “GLOW” via Transgressive Records & Shares Double Single “GLOW” And “AGNOSTIC”

October 30, 2023
Credit Jimmy Fontaine



NYC-based collective MICHELLE are back to announce their forthcoming EP GLOW, to be released via Transgressive Records. Alongside the announcement, they share the project’s first offering, a double single including the title track “GLOW” and a second single “AGNOSTIC.”

GLOW delivers this bouncy masterpiece, elevated, enthused and within seconds, a track that celebrates this essential status. The energy of this outfit is captured with such an effortless manor throughout, and yet becomes the biggest hook of the track. Alternating the vocal harmonies, sweeping into softer territory and allowing these melodic moments to shine.

The EP’s title track is softly delivered by band member Jamee Lockard. The song fills the room with a bouncy, free-flowing incandescence. Slowly adding in contributions from the band’s bass, synth keyboard, and drums, the song crescendos, creating an aura of a soft glow. The track is paired with a visual choreographed by the bands own Emma Lee featuring the six members dancing through the streets and parks of their hometown.

AGNOSTIC” sees a tonal shift from the collective as the song is introduced by a stripped-down acoustic guitar. The new singles offer a taste of the refined writing and musical style that will inform their forthcoming EP.

Their second single “AGNOSTIC” oozes this melchanolic early 00’s charm. The track delivers such an expressive journey and allows MICHELLE to showcase their broad range, a contrast to the previous release whilst the acoutsitng notes stir and the atmosphere just intwinse with the listener. It’s volatile, it’s explosive and it captures a new array of emotive tendencies.

Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 and is comprised of Sofia D’Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee, and Jamee Lockard. The predominantly POC and queer collective mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them.

The hallmarks of MICHELLE’s music—layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, smoldering hooks—dominate the sonic landscape of their upcoming EP, with the four female vocalists pushing the boundaries of their considerable singing talents while Charlie and Julian fine-tune the production. Despite all the tinkering elsewhere, it is important to note that the vocals remain largely untouched and appear in their organic state. Songs hop across genres, from funky R&B to bedroom slow jams to amped-up beat-heavy anthems and more.

The forthcoming EP follows their critically acclaimed album AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS, which was praised by Nylon as a band that “defies categorization” and MTV as “mesmerizing.” The album included celebrated singles “MESS U MADE,” “SYNCOPATE” and “POSE” and preceded their sold out headline shows across the US, UK, and Europe. MICHELLE has also toured alongside Mitski, Arlo Parks and Gus Dapperton in addition to performing recent festival sets at Governors Ball and Lollapalooza.

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