Happy Monday! Adam here with my DJ pick of the week from Nashville alt-pop singer Athena and her new track “Count Me In.”
On her debut EP, Dreamland, Athena introduces listeners to a fantastical concept narrative woven through dark dance beats. Though the record tells the story of a fictional character, Dreamland deals with very real themes: mental illness, trauma and vulnerability chief among them.
Athena’s music, both sinister and delicately magnificent, deftly straddles the line between light and dark, combining haunting melodies with stabbing bass synths, it flirts with the macabre and emotional exploration through electro pop sensibilities. Listen to “Count Me In” below and let us know what you think!