Cindy Wilson – Change – Vinyl, LP, Kill Rock Stars, 2017
After 40 years as one-third of the creative core of the B-52s, Cindy Wilson steps out with her own solo album, “Change”. A collaboration between Wilson and friends and Athens musicians Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Suny Lyons, and Marie Davon, “Change” marks a significant departure from Wilson’s other band. With echoes of Air, Bjork, Tame Impala, and Gary Numan, the band refers to its infections brand of new-wave electro-pop as “Turbo Chill”. Rather than shouting in a “rock voice”, on “Change” Wilson gets to experiment with more emotional, subtle vocalizations, crooning and whispering over swirls of subtle psychedelia, Quincy Jones-era strings, and pulsing synths.