Totemo Just Broke All Of Pop's Rules

November 4, 2014 5:26 PM

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Totemo doesn't just break the rules of pop on her debut EP, "Heavy As My Dreams." She finds the line, crosses it, and then draws another one wherever she sees fit. Such is the nature of a progressive artist. What makes Totemo even more interesting is her diversity: The songs, in both composition and vocal performance, feel like they were written by separate people altogether.

Take the opening title track: The words slip from her mouth like glitches (the lyrics being very staccato at the start) making the song sound like its emanating from a gramophone that holds the memory of Totemo's existence. “Host" is a haunting, creaking and low rumbling terror of a track, all count...

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