In just yesterday’s post, I mentioned Ronika while talking about the similarities between her and Sky Ferreira. I then looked up Ronika on Spotify to listen to her music after writing the post, and lo and behold, she’s just released her first full-length album, “Selectadisc.”
Those who checked her out earlier will certainly find a number of familiar tracks; the album rolls up a lot of songs that came from the earlier EPs, along with a few choice new additions. So this means amazing tracks like “Forget Yourself,” “Wiyoo,” “Only Only,” and “In the City” make appearances here, but are joined by newcomers “Shell Shocked,” “Believe It” and perhaps my favorite of the new tracks, “Search Siren,” which reminds me a bit of some of Donna Summer’s output.
A notable omission here is the Nile Rodgers sample-driven “Automatic,” which didn’t make the album. The EP for “Automatic” is still thankfully available on Spotify as I write this, but as one of her strongest tracks to date, it’s a shame it didn’t make it onto the album. Still, it’s a worthy LP debut for an artist who’s been innovative with bridging sounds of the past with songs in the present.