It's easier to be excited about singles then it is to be excited about artists. Singles are separate entities, they stand alone, body of work and continuity don't play a part, it's very much a here and now take. I say this because when I first heard Celeste earlier this year (she released her single "Daydreaming" in 2016but I didn't get to it until 2017 and I'm SORRY) she was just a single to me; an amazing single, but a single nonetheless. Jump cut to March and now I'm sitting with a three song EP, The Milk & The Honey, that solidifies it, she's more than a single, I am excited about this ARTIST.
"Milk & Honey" was what changed it, it's a slow burn from start to finish and let me tell you it is SMOOTH. The sparse percussions, the steady synths, and atmospheric backing vocals all work to hold her subtle vocal dominance. She doesn't have to do anything to command our attention, once she opens her mouth to sing I'm in. It's that simple. And I don't see that confidence in her ability waining anytime soon. I don't know what her next steps are, but I will say, tune in now for what should be a compelling next few years.