Ottawa-born and Toronto-based Michelle Treacy has been on the verge of a breakthrough for a bit now! After getting a rare chance to duet with Lady Gaga back in 2016 for a piano-side rendition of “Born This Way“, she had a stint with Sony Music Canada releasing a few singles for her. Then she gained nationwide recognition on CTV’s THE LAUNCH and since then has been releasing music independently under Position Music.
Five-track EP HIGH HEELS IN THE MOSHPIT has Treacy exploring a new side of her persona and you really hear her progression as an Artist on this collection of highly-danceable Punk-Pop-Rock. The sound is cinematic in a Tarantino, Psychadelic Woman-on-a-Mission way and she teams with Producers including Grammy-winning Yung Spielburg, Ricardo Temporao and Eraserhood Sound. She lets loose completely on this cohesive set and the earworms are non-stop. At 13 minutes, you’ll find yourself listening on-loop.
“Anything Goes” has Treacy re-introducing herself with a renewed bravado, singing “Bottom to top, I’m everything you want most”. “Precious is the Time” is about feeling good, raising those hands to the sky and the good vibes continue on “It Feels so Good to Be Back“, where Treacy proclaims that she’s “sweeter than a Cinnabon“! Lucky for her, we like sweets.
Whatever dark patches she’d landed on prior, this now is in the past, and she’s ready to have some fun and that’s the message here. “Hustler Baby” has her declaring “Yeah I’ve got it! I’m in St. Tropez wearing high heels in the Moshpit!”, a line so provocative it inspired the title of the EP. The abbreviated collection closes-out with “Love Every Minute” has her re-affirming herself with an edgy sass.