Panacea (Create Control)
With everyone raving about Sahara Beck, one listen to the album and you will understand why.
Panacea, the Sunshine Coast singer’s grown-up debut, is an aural delight. Here It Comes whispers its way through the door with soft vocals and plodding footstep beats. With spooky childlike vocals la-la-laing in the background, it’s haunting and fun. Tapping
on the Roof, by contrast, is a throaty, bluesy toetapper. Spinning Time, with its trippy dreamy chorus, gets stuck in your head. Crack Bang Bang, which has a Beatles/Kinks oompah-vibe, is one of the most fun breakup songs you’ll ever hear. I’m in Love, on the other hand, is a sultry-eyed love song. Most albums have one or two songs that rise above the rest, but with Panacea every one’s a winner. Unmissable live, she performs at The Triffid on May 27.