Stevie’s Sweet, Synthy Return
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La Gold Dust Woman’s first new music in a decade (not counting that 2010 Grammy duet with a pitchy Taylor Swift) is a glimpse of In Your Dreams, a collaboration with veteran synth-pop scientist Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) that’s due in May. “It’s time to go upstairs,” she begins over clipped Eighties drum thwaps and a witchy shroud of electronics, which give way to backward beats and glassy guitar lines. Her voice is strong, and the come-on is inviting — at least until it evolves into something far more complicated than a come-on.
Billboard / February 17, 2011