Tevlo/Veela
Icy Love EP


4.0
excellent

Review

by TheSpirit CONTRIBUTOR (135 Reviews)
August 4th, 2016 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: hey babe, you really gotta give me a second, there's a big long list and everybody wants me

After the shimmering synths that introduce "Icy Love", when Tevlo and Veela smoothly utter the song's first lyric "ELEC-TRIC-ITY", you can certainly feel that "shiver down your spine" they go on to describe in the following verse. It's the ecstatic pleasure - the thrill that jolts throughout your body - from the touch of a lover. They couldn't capture the moment better; it's sexy and exciting, surging with rips of guitar leads and seductive vocal hooks. The song is a sensual electro-funk banger, and the ideal choice of title-track for an EP brimming with those intoxicating moments of fervent attraction.

The Icy Love EP is an encapsulation of the pivotal moments that drive the illogical fiery passion of early attraction. The aforementioned title-track is a sweat-soaked ode to the electricity of physicality, while the other two songs "Beautiful Addiction" and "Circles" each have their own spicy themes. "Beautiful Addiction" sees Veela at her best; she sounds smooth, cocky, beautiful, and absolutely aware of it. With admirable confidence, when her ethereal vocal delivers lines like "Hey babe, you really gotta give me a second, there's a big long list and everybody wants me", you believe her. This song and the whole of the EP is a drastic departure from the dubstep cut-and-paste performance she usually contributes, but her voice throughout is still an easy highlight.

Speaking of highlights, it would be a crime not to mention the EP's fantastic production. Aside from also performing vocals which create a nice contrast and further flesh out the perspectives in which love can be seen, Tevlo really shines in his role as producer. Nothing feels overdone; from the splicing of traditional instruments and electronic elements on "Icy Love" or the phasing bass wobble on the more d'n'b number "Circles", every detail is layered to perfection. Each of the three songs here has its own flavor, and by the time you reach the end of the EP you're eager to start it all over again. Fittingly for a release about chemistry, these two have it in spades, and hopefully the Icy Love EP isn't the last we see of these two together.



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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2016


21998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Addicting EP. You can check it out here: https://veelamusic.bandcamp.com/album/icy-love-ep



CC welcome.

LotusFlower
August 3rd 2016


12002 Comments


Always nice to see Veela releasing stuff.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2016


21998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Agreed. She's been super productive this year.

BallsToTheWall
August 3rd 2016


48166 Comments


M/

Digging: American - Violate and Control

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2016


21998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

harambe approved

Hawks
August 3rd 2016


51983 Comments


Would I dig this?

Digging: Gamma Ray - Land of the Free

LotusFlower
August 3rd 2016


12002 Comments


its electronic/pop stuff with cutesy vocals so... maybe?

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2016


21998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

It's not really your thing Ryan but it's super catchy so maybe worth a shot.

Hawks
August 4th 2016


51983 Comments


It sounds interesting I'll probs jam at some point soon.

ScuroFantasma
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


10885 Comments


This is chill, I like it. Top rev too.

Digging: Toska (IS) - Toska

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


21998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Thanks man. Glad you're enjoying this too.

Thealwaysopenedmind
August 4th 2016


635 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That was some great pop.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2016


21998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

glad you dug it!



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