She was introduced to me by a friend - he asked me if I knew where to find her music. I had not heard of Soley before, so I looked her up. It was love at first listen. Calling her music ethereal might conjure false expectations, but it is one adjective that could describe her songs. Another is magical. She stands somewhere between Soap & Skin and Russian Red - the only other artist that comes to mind being as close to her would be Sarah Worden aka My Brightest Diamond. Definitely a keeper and one of the best débuts this year.
No.19 - Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
No.20 - St. Vincent - Strange Mercy