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On the heels of her three previously released lead singles, CloZee has revealed her second full length album, Neon Jungle. Weighing in at 10 tracks total, the album lives up to its title. Through each song, the French producer explores and showcases her honed in talent of blending tribal bass with atmospheric elements and range.
The album is out now on CloZee’s very own independent record label, Odyzey Music.
Warming us up with “Mirage,”
CloZee harmonizes a powerful symphony with textured bass, immediately setting the tone. Listeners are then guided into the title track, “Neon Jungle,” which features a playful cultural melody. Next, introducing the first collaboration of the album, CloZee recruits the sensational vocalist The Kite String Tangle to create “Us.”
Three songs in and if there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that CloZee has mastered the art of taking the audience on a journey through sound. She confirms this theory with the lead single, “Winter Is Coming,” and proves yet again that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Knowing exactly when to hold back and exactly when to show no restraint, CloZee unites with Sauvane in “Air.” Showing off her diversity, we get to hear a different, more intimate side to her music, and it feels like a breath of fresh air in the middle of the album.
Heading into the second half of the album, CloZee teams up with 9 Theory to bring us “Nuages.”
The French word “nuages” translates directly to “clouds,” which is fitting for the downtempo collaboration between the two. Taking things up a notch, “Heya” follows suit, filled with a note-worthy horn section, lush bass, and whimsical vocal chants.
And just when you think she couldn’t possibly expand her realm any further, she does. With Sir Bishop taking the forefront over CloZee’s hypnotizing instrumental flow, “Long Live The Chill” is hip hop mixed with a fantasy.
At last, the thumping drums of “Amazonia” mentally take you to the depths of a foreign jungle before “Perfect” wraps it up on the *perfect* note. Altogether, Neon Jungle is truly an exemplary sophomore album by CloZee and demonstrates her dedication to her artistic vision.
The album was first premiered in pair with an Android Jones audio visual experience. No need to worry if you missed it, you can replay the whole thing here. Merci, queen CloZee!
Finally, listen to Neon Jungle by CloZee below! Out now on all streaming platforms
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