To be released October 21st on Her Majesty’s Ship / IDOL
Her Majesty’s Ship is proud to introduce a new vocal talent to the world in the form of S.R. Krebs. The American vocalist and musician here serves up her first ever single, ‘She Like’, which also includes ‘Criminal’ and a remix from Leo and Id!r.
Sarah Rebecca Krebs is an American singer and musician from Mississippi who learnt to sing gospel music before she could even read. After several years as a struggling musician, she came to be known as a fixture of the San Francisco folk music scene. Accompanied by her guitar, and her inimitable je-ne-sais-quoi, she charmed audiences. She sang with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Blank Tapes and other well-known bands, before moving to Paris in 2008.
‘She Like’ is a stunning single that’s moody and melancholic as well as beautiful and uplifting. The production is a crisp fusion of tumbling and repeating drums, scattered percussion and tortured guitar licks all doused with sad piano chords and a sense of love lost. Of course they standout feature is Krebs’s voice as it sails and soars above the bed of beats, echoing to infinity and infecting your soul as a result.
‘Criminal’ is a slightly more punky affair, incessant hi hats ring out as attitude riddled drums strike a noir-ish pose below. There are swathes of churchy synths and here Kreb’s voice is imbued with plenty of menace and the whole thing comes over as a bit of late night biker disco of the sorts Ivan Smagghe or Andrew Weatherall would drop during one of their DJ sets.
The same single gets a remix from Leo and Id!r and is an even more paranoid and apocalyptic. The jagged synths and whip snapping percussion create and ominous atmosphere that makes the vocal refrain of ‘Criminal’ even more prophetic.
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