Toronto-based bedroom pop artist soars on celebratory new album
Originally from London, bedroom pop artist Malory moved to Toronto last year, and it’s clear that this life change has inspired much of her new album. Titled Killer Cut Offs, the 25-year-old has delivered a celebratory mix of love songs – life affirming pop tunes packaged in a coming-of-age narrative. The eight-track offering represents her first fully self-produced work, and follows last year’s debut Cornucopia. Here she returns with something more concise and experimental, mixing more mature lyrical content alongside playful and quirky production.
Opening track “Daydrunk” showcases this sound nicely, as the melancholic love song weaves together spiky edges with glitchy synth sounds and acoustic instrumentation. While other tracks such as “Porcupine” employ an even more of a left-field approach, the artist is clearly free of any previous creative shackles. “All Grown Up” is more of a full on pop track – reminiscent of her previous singles “Blue Umbrella” and “Rapture” – and shows a more candid side, lyrically cenetring on the uncertainty of starting a new life away from family and friends.
“This album has really been my baby for the past half a year, I’ve gone through some big life changes and grown so much in the process of creating it,” she shared. “I’m so proud of the album, from the freeness of subject matter to the eclectic, weird mix of instrumentation and sounds.
“Although I’ve always felt confident as a writer, singer and performer, being a female in the industry has meant I’ve always found it difficult to truly believe in my own abilities as a producer/engineer. It’s such a male dominated role that I definitely had a mental block to overcome in order to just say, screw it I can do it myself.The strong women in my life like my sister (also a writer/producer under the name ‘VIBES’) my mother (a total force to be reckoned with) as well as my wonderful partner and team at Extreme all helped to give me the confidence to go for it.”
Killer Cut Offs is out now on Extreme Music. Give it a spin below: