Ulven also provided a rough foundation that is now being built on by both her acolytes and herself, as evidenced by two excellent new releases: “If I Could Just Do It,” the first full-length girl in red album, and ” Blood Bunny, “Moriondo’s biggest debut album.
Moriondo, now 18, is a pop-punk fan of the robust and lively, clearly spoken “Blood Bunny”, who skilfully hops between musical approaches from sparingly to lavishly produced and emphasizes intimate, to-the-point texts. Most songs are about relationships that don’t quite freeze, like “Manta Rays” when she sings, “My therapist will tell me it’s best to let it go / but I want to start a fire, I want to explode / i wanna be all you wanna know “
Moriondo writes with winning dullness, both about her own shortcomings and about the objects of her obsession. “I want to be with her all day / I’m a slut for everyone else anyway,” she shrugs her shoulders over the crystalline “strawberry blonde”. On the playful, muscular “take your time” she laments her fate of captivating someone who is no longer around: “I want to know what it takes to let you go, and you won’t fade like an old stick and thrusts. “
Musically, Moriondo has absorbed several waves of punk practice. In “I want to be with you” she is a maximalist who is comfortable with a jet-intensive production, and “Girl on TV” is very melodic and borders on Avril Lavigne or even Ashlee Simpson. But some songs on this album, like “Rly Don’t Care” and “Favorite Band”, evoke the earliest and scantiest girl in red singles – direct production and the simple joys of expressing and indulging in the first person emphatic, liberating power of the “I”