Trishes Ego

Trishes Ego
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The debut record by urban pop artist Trishes is a trip. Exploring the Freudian dialectic and mapping it to her own internal struggles with morality and spirituality, the five-track Ego by the Trinidad-born, U.S.-based artist-songwriter —  who passionate touts the multimedia aspects of her art — is a conscious electro-pop, R&B and hip-hop-rooted communiqué about identity, alienation and humanity.
 
Reductive, instructive and aspirational, tracks like the haunting snap of "Money" transmit messages of social decline, the Lorde-esque bop of "Hydra" whips consciousness to attention, the straight-up ballad of "Language" features Trishes's vocal control while the standout "Saraswati" — with its controlled harmonics and electronics — offers the biggest clue to her present and future potential. (Independent)