Melody’s Echo Chamber: Shirim

Melody's Echo Chamber Shirim Tame Impala

Melody’s Echo Chamber is a psychedelic pop project championed by the French soon-to-be-pop-star Melody Prochet. Her 2012 debut album was produced by ex-lover Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, earning her a substantial reputation in the world of psychedelic music. Prochet also has a live band composed of Parisians, and notably her guitarist (Pablo Padovani) has his own project called Moodoïd.

“Shirim” begins with a whirling, reversed chunk of sound, but quickly develops into a dreamy yet funky groove. It sounds like Melody’s live band has finally begun to settle into a new and original sound — as fantastic as her 2012 album was, it was essentially Melody singing over a Tame Impala album. “Shirim” represents a step in a new direction, combining elements of Michael Jackson, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and other classic pop tropes (when Melody sings the chorus) and a psychedelic whirlwind of heavily distorted guitar tones and ambient effects.

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