Evy Jane, “Closer”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.22.14 in Listen to This

Evelyn Jane Mason’s beautiful, breathy voice sounds, throughout most of the weird, woozy, wonderful “Closer,” like Prince — specifically, that worked-up falsetto he employed any time he was feeling especially feverish and passionate. “Closer” is a bit more slow-burning. Mason’s voice burrows deep inside Jeremiah Klein’s sumptuous synths, and the resulting electro-R&B confection is softly seductive.