Elegant Animals, Vinchelle Woods
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
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Watch & Listen
For years now, the chameleon that is Kate Faust has been lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with her incredible vocal presence. Finally, she has stepped out on her own in the roll of composer, producer, and performer with her debut EP, Crucial Companion. Her brand of electro-pop draws on the sounds of Bjork and Little Dragon. Faust makes good on these influences and expands on them, crafting a sound all her own as she meshes her stunning vocals with driving beats and beautiful harmonic textures. Faust elaborates on her approach to songwriting and proctucion: "Layers. I like to build the songs in layers, not just sonically but also lyrically. I want you to hear something new each time you listen."
Key tracks would be the soulful single, "Heartbeat," with it's haunting visuals to match in the newly released video. The catchy first track, "Bring on the Healing," is an optimistic and upbeat listen. The trippy title track, "Crucial Companion" will have you in a trance with it's swelling vocal lines and hypnotic beat.
With this strong debut that's been gaining more and more momentum, as well as a new EP in the works, Faust is an artist to keep on your radar.
Elegant Animals is a Philadelphia-based electronic group with roots in organic soul, r&b and hip hop. Since forming in 2012, the group has explored new sounds by fusing traditional pop structures with elements of unexpected psychedelia and a live set that includes an expanded group of musicians and instruments.
Vinchelle Woods is a former student of the The University of the Arts where she studied Acting and Musical Theatre. Vinchelle now teaches at The School of Rock and is part of the worship team at Broad Street Ministry here in Philadelphia. She has had the privilege of working with many local bands and other well known artist such as: Bilal, Jazmine Sullivan, Jaguar Wright, Eric Roberson and others. Some of the local bands she has been involved with are: SunShowers, Josiah Wise & God Bodi, Toy Soldiers, Virtual Virgin, The Extraordinaires and many others.