I'm relatively new to Alma Elste. Before hearing 'Heart Melter' last November, I'd never heard of the 22 year Parisian artist. Back then, it seemed like every music website heaped mounds of effusive praise on the track when it was released, I was no different. I loved her big voice, dark and smoky in spots, rising high for much needed contrast. However, the track was far from what I normally enjoy, it was an electronic pop song, but something about Alma's beautiful voice just melted my heart.
After that, I tried but I couldn't find anything else from Alma. One song, that was it, nothing else. But after digging around on some blogs, I discovered she'd released some exciting demo tracks a few years back. They were excited for any movement with Alma's music, and I was too, I was intrigued. And I kept my ears up for any news from the artist who shares a name with my grandmother. Now after a few months of silence, Alma is back with a new track, 'Virtualism'. In 'Virtualism', she spins a decidedly American tale of drinking 40's, playing GTA, and stealing baseball cards in this unhurried electronic track. It's another breathtaking vocal performance by Alma. Stream 'Virtualism' below and have your heart melted, it's my Song of the Day!