Mixing electronic elements with Velvet Underground guitar rhythms and a deadpan vocal delivery, Jessica Jalbert’s Faith Healer creates a steady Krautrock buzz whitewashed by the California sun on “Universe.”
Faith Healer’s “Universe” is the second single from the forthcoming debut LP, Cosmic Troubles, due out on 31 March. The latest guise of Edmonton, Alberta artist Jalbert, Faith Healer’s seed was borne out of a discussion years ago with frequent musical counterpart Renny Wilson. Following her 2011 solo release, Brother Loyola, Jalbert penned a batch of songs for the proposed band which never came to be; deciding since to release them on her own, the Faith Healer moniker was officially birthed.
Stream “Universe” below and pre-order Cosmic Troubles on vinyl via Mint Records (get 10% off with presale code “faithhealer”).