Allegorical to the touch, Emmanuelle June’s debut pinpoints an intense awakening and explores a very deconstructed production along the way. The Swedish native and LA-based artist intoxicates the 4-minute track with an industrial avant-garde presentation washed in a personal bath of peace.
The halting time scheme, which June manipulates through her matter-of-fact tone, is etched from the coil of its muse of a serpent and is extremely fluid. And though each verse takes pages from a spoken word, June’s vocals can still be animated and independent from the track’s industrial charm. What intensifies the track and causes such an allurement is the self-baptized blessing June displays.
Construed around a Kundalini rising — which according to Tantra is a specific enlightenment from kundalini energy flowing freely through every chakra — “Snake Spit” moves as an incantation; serving gratitude yet still seeking more. It hails to what was removed and what is to come, acting as a strong presence for June.
Produced by Chris Kaz, “Snake Spit” is conceptually whole and musically scattered. Intentionally chopped, the rhythmic lead regenerates the many sides of alternative-pop and the ethos of post-punk. Chimes mimic an early freight train’s whistle, once again calling to the new start and expanded state of consciousness which June pens from. Paired with an equally hallucinogenic visual, “Snake Spit” is a vital composition that not only introduces June as an artist, but in a poetic way, to herself, alluding to greater things to come.
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