Looking to Get Lost in Space? Try Alann8h’s ‘Apollo 8’


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Looking for music to fixate on unhealthily while home for the holidays? You're in luck, as this month Canadian singer-songwriter Alann8h returns with her newest release Apollo 8, a collection of six spacious tracks to serve as your soundtrack to escape. If you're a fan of artists like Billie Eilish, Claire Rosinkranz, BENEE, or beabadoobee, then look no further, as Alann8h's unique take on the low-fi indie pop formula is guaranteed to have you hooked after a single listen.

If you're like me, you're scrambling to curate the perfect playlist for the holidays. Trying and failing to capture the nostalgic yet claustrophobic feeling of lying on your childhood bed, AirPods in, fantasizing of being anywhere but there. Thankfully, Apollo 8 perfectly fits that vibe, with Alann8h delivering a succinct collection of downtempo and ethereal indie-pop and R&B stunners carefully crafted to give you healthy dose of serenity. 

Tracks like "Astral Projection" are borderline hypnotic, with layers upon layers of vibrato-laden Eilish-level harmonies and laidback dreamy sonics designed to spiritually send you to the moon at a moment's notice. "Rings of Saturn" and "Sea to Sky" are jazzy and ethereal indie-pop cuts that almost sound like Alann8h is casting some sacred spell on you over her polished downtempo mix. Her voice remains a tender hue, whether she's offering fans romantic ruminations on "Damsel in Distress" or belting out disillusioned meditations on growing up on the garage-rock inspired "Youthless Youth." 

Whether or not you think you have an affinity for indie-pop, Apollo 8's clever songwriting, genre-melding, and sheer risk-taking make it a must-listen. Suffice it to say, it's hard not to get lost in the idyllic sounds of Apollo 8.

Listen to Apollo 8 below: