Lyel ~ Waterproof

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Who is LYEL?  An interesting indie pop artist from Helsinki!

My first impression of “Waterproof” :  A feel good and empowering indie pop track bringing about feelings of living life in the moment and not taking anything for granted.

My take :  I have never been one to say I fancy pop music but as genres blur and as music evolves combining odd retro elements with unusual yet modern nuances, I am recognizing good music for what it truly is.  Good music.  Bringing an intriguing sound on her debut single “Waterproof”, LYEL showcases a subtle blend of 80’s synths and muffled like percussion that feels good and is easy to enjoy.  As I listen to “Waterproof”,  I feel like I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for some grand moment, where the vocals or the music explodes to another level but it never actually happens.  Staying instead in a happy and melodic range devoid of taking many chances.  And it works really well. “Waterproof” is a solid debut for the talented young musician and despite some bubblegum-like lyrical moments, points towards more good music from LYEL to come!

TMH RATING: 7.5/10 Very Good!

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{TMH! RATINGS: 5= Ok; 6= Solid; 7=Very Good; 8=Amazing; 9=On Repeat; 10=EPIC}

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Born in sunny San Diego and raised in central Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign and spent the better part of 10 years in sunny Phoenix Arizona after graduation. I now reside in Savoy IL and I try to make it up to the Chicago music scene as much as I can. Music has always been a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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