While we were going all bonkers for the music of Sexbruise? recently, the band’s keyboardist/vocalist Julie Slonecki was busy putting the finishing touches on her latest solo effort, Apogee, a stellar collection of electro-pop that’s straight from outerspace. “Think of the album as Grimes with a touch of Imogen Heap vocal layering and a dash of the lyrical stylings of Jenny Lewis,” she says.
Originally from the Lowcountry, the singer-songwriter recently relocated to Atlanta, where she was able to set up a home studio and complete the record. “I made the move in hopes of expanding my audience and to take a music-teaching position, but mainly because I love traffic and being stuck in it,” she says.
The fact that Slonecki took her time to complete her masterpiece is obvious, with each track introducing subtle complexities that make for an album full of moments you really have to groove to — like with the Apogee’s first single, “Thoughtful Human Being,” an ethereal but upbeat track that should be turned up loud late at night.
Slonecki will release the video on Fri. Nov. 20 for “Apogee,” a song co-written by Athens-based videographer Drew Jacoby, who also directed and produced the video.
Apogee will be available in its entirety on Wed. Nov. 18 on all digital platforms, and you can order a physical copy on julieslonecki.com.