Music

Premiere: Stream Audra Isadora’s EP, an NYC Club Melting Pot

Music

Premiere: Stream Audra Isadora’s EP, an NYC Club Melting Pot

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It’s inevitable when a woman with a distinct sense of style comes along that we fumble through the bag of comparisons that all music writers keep tied around our belts.  New York City’s Audra Isadora is no exception. Vogue managed to pull Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, and Grace Jones altogether in one paragraph when writing about her recent “Creature of Desire,” the stand out track off her self-titled EP, streaming here exclusively today. Her PR thinks she sounds like Liza Minnelli fronting the Pet Shop Boys.

 

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The thing is, all of those work in a sense. Of course there’s also something of Lady Gaga at work here, particularly on songs like “Babooshka”, a slightly-outre remix-ready club hit in the making.

It’s a “nod to the past from a modern girl with a sultry old soul,” Isadora tells us. “It explores both the ecstasy and tragedy of surviving, with glamorous overtones, velvety dark undertones, and explosive passion. It’s about loss, self-love, spiritual journeys, and dramatic catharsis; the human ability to overcome grief. It’s about my experience as a young Jewish woman, with a mohawk, a tear shaped birthmark under my eye, eccentric fashion sense, and buckets of Diva power.”

Comparisons aside, that’s a pretty unique perspective.

She performs on July 12 at Joe’s Pub with Boyfriend.