EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Indy Stanton 'The Candle Room'
Women In Pop is proud and excited to exclusively premiere the debut album by Adelaide singer-songwriter Indy Stanton, The Candle Room.
Stanton started work on the album in 2018 and the first two singles, the chilled-out indiepop ‘Small Talk’ and the shimmering electropop ‘It’s OK to Say Goodbye’ are indicative of the vibe of the album. A remarkably assured collection of songs for a debut album, the songs reflect Stanton’s issues with her own self-reflection and relationship struggles. At times intensely personal - “you say you never loved me / And I say I never loved myself” she sings on the trip-hop tinged ‘Victim’ - Stanton says the name of the album was derived from her intense writing sessions. “To deal with a lot of the stuff that was going on, my self-care was to light a fairy floss flavoured candle, sit in my room and just pour out how I was feeling,” she says. “I feel like everyone has a sort of safe place where they’re okay to be vulnerable and that’s their candle room.”
Stanton classifies the album as ‘alternative pop’ and she deftly explores a number of pop sonic palettes, from the gorgeous, gently swinging, Tayor Swift-esque ‘Leave It At That’, with its mutiple melodies and hooks capturing the listener’s heart from every angle, the ethereal, shuffling Scandipop beats of ‘Right Now’, to the R&B-meets-1980s pop tinged ‘Pity’, The Candle Room is quite possibly one of the best pure pop albums to arrive this year. Australia is currently producing some of the most talented and creative female pop artists in the world and Indy Stanton is a name to add to the upper echelons of that list. Absolutely captivating.
The Candle Room is available on all platforms from February 15 but today you can listen exclusively to the full album by clicking below. Take a listen now.