“A dense steamy passionate sexually charged slice of dark electro pop.” – the VPME
“Indie pop at its finest, plus some.” – Hear in Colors
Kubalove is the musical alias of London-based electropop artist Anna Jackson. She’s been grabbing a lot of attention from the music press and making her name known on the scene since releasing her debut single Dangerous in 2014. She’s had previous gigs at London Ethnic Fashion Week and a headline showcase gig at Metropolis Studios, and will be launching Trouble on Friday 3rd July 2015 at The Finsbury, London.
If you’re the type of person to make snap judgments on new music then I’d skip the first 20 seconds of Kubalove’s Trouble – or at least suspend your judgment temporarily – as you may find yourself thinking it’s just another Goldfrapp clone. This is certainly not the case. Although it’s clear where the comparisons come from, Kubalove definitely has her own sound and approach and an overall much darker edge. This is evident on Trouble which has an almost menacing feel to it, though this is soothed by the effortlessly smooth vocals.
It’s hard to pin down what it is about Trouble that gets under your skin. Perhaps it’s Jackson’s sultry, enticing voice, and the air of authoriative confidence she exudes. Or it could be the robotic, mechanical sounding synths which bring to mind notions of a futuristic computer game – but in a really good way. Whatever it is, it works.
Trouble will be released on July 3rd, but you can listen to it now, here: