Los Angeles bubbles like a musical cauldron. Sometimes it needs to boil over for a musician to really be discovered. 23-year-old singer/songwriter Nylo has been steadily rising, leaving Texas to become a session musician and industry songwriter. Now she’s decided though to focus on her own career, putting out a sparkling EP right in the vein of the electro-hip-hop-R&B that dominates the musical zeitgeist.
That being said, Indigo Summer has more than a few highlights. Yet, in the summer of Miley, North West, and other cultural flotsam, Nylo’s cover of “Blurred Lines” shocks in its ingenuity. Gone is the Marvin Gaye aping of the original. Instead, the simple piano melody of Radiohead’s “Videotape” gets tossed under a danceable electro beat. While the original song has been criticized (rightfully so) for being too creepy and suggestive, the vibe evaporates with Nylo’s treatment. Whodathunk it, a 23 year old gal upstages TI, Pharrell and Robin Thicke at their own game?