I really appreciate the free songs amazon puts out each month to promote new rising artists. Past downloads have led me to purchase full albums from Ani DiFranco, Apples in Stereo, The War on Drugs, Best Coast, Grimes, Father John Misty (of Fleet Foxes), Childish Gambino, Django Django, Bear in Heaven, Sharon van Etten, and many others. This is yet another song that induces me to purchase a full album. As my title suggests, Nico Vega takes the manic, girl passion Sleigh Bells uses to evoke nihilistic pep rallies and instead adds a synth beat which evokes a toned down, melodic power anthem vibe. I will be watching to see what else this band has in store in the future.
The first time I heard Nico Vega was during a trailer for the miniseries Bonnie and Clyde. I loved her sound so much that I bought that song and picked up a couple of her free songs to see if it was just that song or if I would love the rest. She is for real and I can't wait to see what she has coming next!