Great new reviews for “Apples and Oranges” this week, and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. If you haven’t discovered this gem of an indie-pop record, check it out on iTunes HERE. But you might want to buy the CD HERE, because the artwork by Justine Orrall is as beautiful as Halle’s voice. Which is really saying something. But let’s let them tell it! “Art Circus combines the cute nature of Au Revoir Simone with traits of electronic pop and even (if just slightly) hip hop (at least on this song). Yes, that sounds a little odd, but check out “My Heart Hurts” and I think you’ll understand. The song is slightly melodramatic and moody, backed by a dreamy drum box and indie pop synths, all fronted by Halle Jane with vocals pure and sweet. “My Heart Hurts” follows what you’ll get on Apples and Oranges: light and playful near-twee electro-influenced indie-pop. It’s bouncy, entirely lovable and super fun. Within the album are eleven tracks where Halle lends her sweet vocals to the songwriting expertise of member Robert Ellis Orrall, with assistance form Al Anderson, Canaan Smith and Ben Jones. – Fensepost “Syrupy sweet and daydreamy, Halle Jane has narrowed the wide scope of Art Circus. An influence of Madi Diaz’s unassuming sweetness and acoustic pop sense mixed with whirly piano, earnest vocals and glossy production that make it sound like an ultra girly version of Owl City, Apples & Oranges is pastel-colored, cotton candy pop filled with peach and apple pie, whipped cream and kisses. The lyrics read like diary entries, and Halle completely takes over them, making them her own as she unabashedly sings about some extremely heartfelt, sticky stuff on the topic of love and relationships. Apples & Oranges isn’t a fluff pop record; there are intrigues here, like Halle’s unusual voice, which is soft, but substantial with an inquisitive lilt. And though the record is hooky beyond belief, it isn’t tiring to listen to, keeping pretty quiet and on an even tempo throughout, so that Apples & Oranges comes out endearing and infectious, rather than overtly sappy” – The Deli National


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  1. anna

    I heard “My Heart Hurts” on the radio and just about died! Too cool!

  2. Alicia

    I heard it too- Friday night- do you live near Portland , OR? That’s where I heard it.

  3. “ultra girly version of Owl City” that’s perfect. I love Owl City and I love Art Circus.

  4. Carla Granson

    Just bought this and got it yesterday. Played it all night last night. My friends are gonna buy it too so be ready! If you still have my address you should send me a prize!

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