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Blu DeTiger steps into her own on All I Ever Want Is Everything

"All I Ever Want Is Everything"

Release date: 29 March 2024
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01 April 2024, 17:00 Written by Emily Savage

Even if you’re not yet familiar with the name Blu DeTiger, you may have already caught a glimpse of her on stage.

Having played for the likes of Bleachers, FLETCHER, Caroline Polachek, Dominic Fike and more, the multi-instrumentalist has amassed an impressive catalogue of credits. Now making her own stamp as an artist, All I Ever Want Is Everything is an immersive deep dive into her dazzling world.

Blending electroclash, art-pop, disco, alternative rock, and more, the 14-track project is just under forty minutes of unbridled eclecticism. Immediately establishing the record’s playfully chaotic energy, (the seemingly ironically titled) “Latency” kicks off in signature style. A slick, bass-driven cut, it provides an early promise of pure, carefree fun. “Set me free / In the wrecking zone!” DeTiger sings, over a rapturous backdrop of clicking beats and jangly riffs. Further delving into her diverse sound palette, “I’ll Never Tell” leans into ‘00s pop, while “Dangerous Game” draws on funk influences.

Whether she’s toying with Daft Punk-esque vocoder effects or showcasing her stunningly raw voice, each cut channels the emotional chaos surrounding young adulthood. Drawing on everything from gutting heartbreaks to escapist fantasies, her vocal prowess captures the nuances of each topic with effortless precision. Equally complimented by the creative synergy of collaborations with Mallrat and Magdalena Bay (the latter of which is an undeniable standout), DeTiger taps into new facets of her artistry, while accentuating prior strengths.

Threaded together by diaristic songwriting, the project stands as some of her most profoundly honest work to date. Flickering between unapologetic confidence and stinging vulnerability, it captures the complex, and often unpredictable, journey of personal growth. On “Imposter Syndrome”, the New York-born musician lingers on self-destructive tendencies, as crooning guitar lines ruminate. Situated straight after, “Hey You” drips in sass, with tongue-in-cheek lyricism cutting through reverb-drenched production. “I’m flirty / And I’m 30 Under 30!” she boasts – a witty reference to being named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 last year.

Combating the stark reality of everyday experiences through vibrant genre-hopping cuts, the trailblazer’s artistic vision becomes even clearer as the record nears its end. Propelled by an infectious, squelching bassline, “Sad Girl Machine” reels off Gen Z frustrations, while “You Say” laments the pain of unreciprocated feelings through danceable grooves. A final affirmation of her mantra, it’s a lyrically pensive, yet musically buoyant, sign-off.

Although it may have been a long time coming, “All I Ever Want Is Everything” firmly secures Blu DeTiger’s entrance as one to watch – and based off the current catalogue, her trajectory is already largely set.

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