When recently introduced to ENTITY’s Visions In Black EP, her sound was described as “queer goth electro/pop” so I expected loud, ear-bleeding, musical angst. Instead I met Carly Rae Jepsen’s evil twin sister from another mother. ENTITY’s sound is darker and harder than Carly’s but her pop stylings worked their way into my brain the same way, inducing chair dancing and finger snapping.
“Dear M” starts the EP out with some old-school horror movie creepiness you’d expect to hear as a psycho-killer watches from the bushes. The drama builds as “Play Me (Don’t)” travels down the nightmarish path of past regrets with an ex. “How Did You Get Into My Bed” continues that conversation of trying to convince yourself that you’re over that ex but end up sleeping together over a thumping sexy beat. Normally I skip interludes because they’re just filler but “Bars (Interlude)” is the best song on the EP with a haunting music box sound that goes manic. “Sick” is an obsessional track with a driving beat about craving someone toxic for your soul while the quiet confessionals and simple beat of “Not So Fast” rids all the demons.
Carly Rae Jepsen might have asked you to “Call Me Maybe” but ENTITY is all about “Play Me (Don’t)”. In my gay opinion, if you’re looking for a love story that isn’t all kittens and rainbows, Visions In Black is the way to go.