7 Songs, 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cashmere Cat’s music sounds like it comes from an alternate universe, one where pillowy-soft R&B is performed by an orchestra of icicles and rubber squeak toys yet loses neither pathos nor carnal urgency. Where the Oslo native’s 2017 album 9 roped huge names into his non-Euclidean hijinks—whipping Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Ty Dolla $ign along an anti-gravity rollercoaster of greased-up synth stabs—2019’s PRINCESS CATGIRL is a more intimate affair, more in keeping with the downy avant-pop of his early work. As usual, the vocals are helium-filled, though mostly, as on the opening “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY,” the re-pitching yields childlike melancholy rather than dizzy glee. And while Francis and the Lights, Tory Lanez, and other uncredited singers play behind-the-scenes roles, along with samples of Christina Aguilera and XXXTENTACION, the spotlight mostly falls on Princess Catgirl, a Vocaloid-like cartoon character whose bubbly voice serves as the project’s signature. It all adds up to a remarkable synthesis of happy and sad—of dewy, downcast melodies glistening atop giddily futuristic beats. For anyone who ever yearned for a better tomorrow while scribbling in a tear-stained diary, this fanciful sound will ring comfortingly true.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Cashmere Cat’s music sounds like it comes from an alternate universe, one where pillowy-soft R&B is performed by an orchestra of icicles and rubber squeak toys yet loses neither pathos nor carnal urgency. Where the Oslo native’s 2017 album 9 roped huge names into his non-Euclidean hijinks—whipping Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Ty Dolla $ign along an anti-gravity rollercoaster of greased-up synth stabs—2019’s PRINCESS CATGIRL is a more intimate affair, more in keeping with the downy avant-pop of his early work. As usual, the vocals are helium-filled, though mostly, as on the opening “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY,” the re-pitching yields childlike melancholy rather than dizzy glee. And while Francis and the Lights, Tory Lanez, and other uncredited singers play behind-the-scenes roles, along with samples of Christina Aguilera and XXXTENTACION, the spotlight mostly falls on Princess Catgirl, a Vocaloid-like cartoon character whose bubbly voice serves as the project’s signature. It all adds up to a remarkable synthesis of happy and sad—of dewy, downcast melodies glistening atop giddily futuristic beats. For anyone who ever yearned for a better tomorrow while scribbling in a tear-stained diary, this fanciful sound will ring comfortingly true.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

iBrandonuser ,

Awesome

Great rhythm and melodies. 👍

The-real-Boondoggles ,

( ‘-‘) !

Alvin, Simon, Theodore!!!

Ancient Jetties ,

Use as a sonic weapon against your enemies

After listening to this, you can mellow out with nails across a chalkboard.

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