Listen to the debut single "If You Let It" on NPR and Spotify.
Thelma's music sounds almost otherworldly. Slightly spooky and often dramatic, it mixes the warm, human sensibilities of folk with slightly off-kilter electronic elements. - NPR
The Brooklyn-based group blend theatrically spectral folk with subtle electronic progressions to dazzling effect, all centered around Jacobs’ elastic but sharp voice. - Stereogum
Thelma - Thelma RIYL: Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush, St. Vincent, Jeff Buckley
The seven songs of Thelma's debut album are anything but pure, and they make no pretense of representing a natural or spontaneous expressive moment. They are fastidious. And they are gigantic. If anything, the songs exude that most impure, un-sweet, un-angelic motivation- ambition. Within the lyrics too there is a thematic insistence on the writer not wanting to be pure or objectified.
Above all, “Thelma” demonstrates real work; an exacting, intricate, sometimes beautifully sparse production with contrastingly serendipitous vocals. It demands attention to the band as a whole, and to Natasha Jacob's work as a composer, vocalist, and a wildly intense guitarist. - Akiva Zamcheck