The post-punk electro-rock duo, She Made Me Do It, comprising of Rachel Stamp members Shaheena Dax and Will Crewdson, unleashes a musical force with their latest offering, the five-track EP “Artificial.” This release is a tapestry woven from crunching guitars, soaring vocals, and shimmering keyboards. The EP kicks off with the title track, “Artificial,” a piece that sets a melancholic tone with pulsating beats. Here, the band delves deep into the impact of technology on human relationships, exposing the ease of deceptive maneuvers in this digital age. The accompanying animated video, crafted by their visual collaborator Pushing Normal, adds an intriguing visual layer to this exploration. “Free Again,” a recent single, follows suit, delivering an anthem reminiscent of the hedonistic spirit of the ’90s. She Made Me Do It boldly ventures into a more pop-oriented sound, showcasing their versatility.
“Abandoned” takes a poignant turn, driven by heartfelt piano melodies. It’s a song that grapples with themes of grief and loss, underscoring the ache of never again seeing a loved one’s face or hearing their voice, as memories slowly fade into the void. “Strangest Reason” unravels hidden desires in a world steeped in jealousy. The track opens with a gritty bassline merging seamlessly with razor-sharp guitar work and a seductive rhythm.
Closing the EP is “All In The Name of Love,” featuring galloping electro sequences. This intense composition serves as a stark reminder of love’s dual nature, capable of both profound connection and destructive force. Produced, mixed, and mastered by John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios, the “Artificial” EP, penned collectively by Shaheena Dax, Will Crewdson, and Joe Holweger, is slated for release on October 6th, 2023, available on CD and all major digital platforms. This release is a testament to the artistic synergy and creative brilliance of She Made Me Do It.