"Sickly Sweet" is a new, mesmerizing tune by iiola. Minimal and thought-provoking, her arrangement and production are simple and sincere. Her vocals come across like a trance inducing lullaby over soft and somber guitar plucks and strums.
You can hear heartbreak in her voice and lyrics, much like an answer to Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” There is a charming element to the song that is captured in the video. Maybe it’s the lounge-like backdrop, the braids, or the telecaster — but it adds a cool energy to to the tune.
This is the first we are hearing of iiola, but something tells us she will remain on the radar.