Kingston solo electronic pop artist Nadia Pacey aka Konig soundtracked our winter this year, and after both an incredible debut album in Puberty, as well as a lovely bonus Christmas EP, we definitely weren’t expecting to hear yet another release so soon, let alone a new seven-song EP! Konig, you’re spoiling us!
Leave the Window Open, which we’ve got the privilege of premiering today, sees Pacey playing with a whole lot of new textures, demonstrating that there’s no limit to the places she can take her bedroom electropop balladry. After a delicate introduction, “Same Cloth” explodes into some brilliant synthwork, with a distorted bass contrasting wonderfully with warm chords. Her knack for memorable melodies is just as strong as ever, with the hooks on “Dust Mite” and “It Never Is Enough” likely to remain lodged in your brains all weekend. And the soulful “Eat Your Life Away” might just be her best track yet, an astonishing and emotional swirl of a ballad. How soon can we expect another record from the prolific Pacey? Probably not long! A Konig album for every season!
Leave the Window Open is available now from Bandcamp. If you’re in Kingston, be sure to check out the release party tonight (April 29).