Anyone who has ever experienced one of Sarah McCoy’s powerful performances will know: this is a high priestess preaching to the masses. The singer and pianist, who divides her time between Paris and New Orleans, named her latest album High Priestess for good reason! The album picks up where the debut Blood Siren left off – with its protracted, hypnotic, black-magic underworld-cabaret-blues-soul-jazz-noir blend, which the sumptuous siren calls “film-noir pop” and “underworld jazz”. The opener “Weaponize Me” goes straight into an erotic offensive, while in “Go Blind”, the trademark curvaceousness and juiciness, in the form of an overripe fruit that is about to burst, unfolds and unfurls. Be it the almost-traditional spirituals that flow over into mystical ritual incantations, the contemporary sombre R&B-pop à la Billie Eilish, or the electrified gospel blues in which McCoy unleashes the full power of her voice, with which she can out-sing any Valkyrie – she always immerses herself fully in every feeling, taking her audience with her all the way.