Oriel Poole ventures into trip-hop on her mesmeric new single "Scream"
The LA-based singer/songwriter describes the song as a "cathartic release"
English-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Oriel Poole has returned with her fourth single of the year, the stunning "Scream".
A sonic departure of sorts from her more poppy cuts, the new number finds her exploring trip-hop, with producer Max Savage layering her haunting vocals atop dramatic strings, crashing drums and electrifying synth stabs.
Known for her spellbinding aesthetics and one-of-a-kind vocal tone, the multitalented artist has built a name for herself with a growing oeuvre of electropop hits and high-profile collaborations with leftfield producers including Lotus and Thriftworks.
Oriel has explained how the new single serves as a response of sorts to the current global pandemic and the looming US election outcome, describing it as a "cathartic release" amidst tempestuous times.
Elaborating further on the meaning behind the new song in a press release, she says: "From a songwriting standpoint, this is one of my best yet – depicting a fractured relationship on the verge of meltdown. The intensity of this song lands at an appropriate time, as the collective intensity of the nation builds toward the election."
"Scream" can be streamed in full below.