Pryti is a female solo artist, with great talent. On her debut album Tales Of A Melancholic, she wrote all of the songs, as well as singing and playing both guitar and bass on them; the epitome of multitasking! And what she has achieved has quite a profound effect.
The whole album combines many different sounds and influences, with a dark sound echoing many metal bands, but an atmospheric sound that falls somewhere between Twin Atlantic and Kings Of Leon. The vocal style changes from Lzzy Hale rock to an occasional Katy Perry-esque flourish.
‘Abyss’ is a good example of the mash-up of styles with a gentle opening where you can hear her fingers move across strings, haunting verses performed over soft psychedelic riffs combined with melodic guitar chords and a hard hitting chorus with powerful guitars. With all of this mashed up into one song, it gives a feel of the album as a whole.
The title of the album really couldn’t be a better fit. The eerie sound of the atmospheric guitar and the echoing of the guitars in the likes of ‘Abyss‘, and drums in ‘Amnesia‘, create a melancholic aroma about the record, before you even take in to account the introspective lyrics.
This might only be Pryti’s first full-length album, but if it’s anything to go by, she’s in for a long career. With a distinct sound, she is easily recognisable and stands out in an industry in which female artists are often either compared to Hayley Williams or Lzzy Hale. She has found a middle ground and claimed it for herself.