Fletcher, a pop phenomenon from New Jersey who is known for her frank lyrics, has had a profound cultural influence on society by stating the truth with reckless abandon and has continued to develop her bold, open storytelling over her entire discography.
The highly renowned queer icon has always been drawn to the subtle, perhaps unpleasant feelings that others seek to avoid by fusing tragic sadness with bittersweet, metaphorical retribution. As she reveals her dreams, anxieties, desires, and all the ephemeral emotions in between, she occasionally sparks controversy but also draws an audience who adores her candor.
Fletcher’s debut album, “Girl Of My Dreams,” is a wild, uncensored work that confronts fears head-on and is characterized as taking “a deeper dive into self-exploration.”
She explores every raw feeling on a fluid, dynamic, and incredibly rewarding adventure through all the joy and anguish of relationships in the songs, which are constructed on a high-intensity, mesmerizing sound that includes everything from pop-punk to dance-pop and understated folk.
Even at its most agonizing moments, the record emits an unmistakable hope. It is an emotional rollercoaster of supercharged pop.
Both “Birthday Girl” and “Better Version,” which harken back to her gentler pop-punk beginnings, are heavy-hearted statements of post-breakup anguish while softly assaulting electric guitars in hybrid fingerpicking techniques.
The songs are all slow-paced, with the exception of “Better Version,” which has a rawer, more emotional tone thanks to Fletcher’s confessional lyrics and a stripped-down ballad-styled chorus. “Birthday Girl” has a chorus that is opened in the most beautiful, angelic way by a kaleidoscopic flurry of vocal percussion.
With a dance-pop beat, the song “Serial Heartbreaker” gains beautiful momentum and features Fletcher facing up to her flaws. It pervades “Girl of My Dreams,” an album deeply rooted in the past with the desire to bring about healing in the present. Fletcher always explores volatile feelings in cutting-edge pop songs loaded with provocative lyrics, and this album is no exception.
Check out “Girl of My Dreams” on Spotify below.