Last year’s Sentiment EP was a superb set of songs that perfectly poised VÉRITÉ’s dazzling pop skills and translucent, crystalline vocals, while its predecessor Echo was similarly without fault. Now the New York-based songstress has gone and done it again, releasing this week what is expected to be the first taste of her upcoming debut studio album.
Underdressed is another string to the talented singer-songwriter’s bow; a sultry, slow-burning relationship take-down, rather than an explosion of kaleidoscopic synths or heartfelt ballads. It is though still very much about human emotion. It is still an arresting showcase for those pure vocals. It’s still got those bubbling synthlines which simmer on the verses and come to the boil on a chorus that sees VÉRITÉ kicking off about being treated like crap.
“Take me to the fucking roof, give me just a little truth…” she commands in a nonexplosive, almost soothing, straight-talking fashion before calling out her lover for only wanting to get her clothes off. The girl’s got style – plenty of it – plus this shows how effortlessly versatile she can be. May 2016 be the year that people sit up and take notice.
Underdressed is on iTunes now. Download it here.