Athens, GA does it again with Wrenn
The first thing you’ll notice in visiting Wrenn’s (and her band WrennPop’s) website is that visually she’s a complete chameleon. Besides making music, she clearly enjoys the performance aspect of performing—and dresses up for each mood.
You can see for yourself when she sashays into Rhythm & Brews on Thursday, May 14 at 9 p.m. “Sometimes fun & quirky and at other times gravely beautiful, Athens’ newly crowned pop-sweetheart, WrennPop, combines rich, vibrant vocals with powerful songwriting.” So quotes Sonicbids about the diva’s unpredictable combination of influences and styles. (Let’s put it this way—her most recent YouTube video is described as “Wrenn covers Disney’s ‘So This Is Love’ and Adele’s ‘Chasing Pavements’ in a little ukelele mash-up.”)
She released her first album, Hi, last November and while it left some reviewers scratching their heads, others got it. “Summer Wind“ has a smoldering arrangement with its brass and piano details. The quirky “Almond Eyes“ keeps things from getting too serious with its fun reggae beat that creeps up on you,” wrote PowerPopaholic. “Some vocal experimentation on “Wild Card“ is the type of thing that keeps you listening, and the melodic tune “Lucy Boy“ is the big payoff. It’s a highlight, almost a show tune and worth the wait.”
You won’t have to wait if you hightail it to R&B Thursday night.
Thursday, 9 p.m.
Rhythm & Brews
221 Market St.