r.e.l was established in 2013 when composer/songwriter, Arielle Sitrick, assembled the band that now backs her up in live performances. Sitrick has a most unusual voice (read that, fantastic) and her subject matter is amazing. To construct a whole song around NaCl and keep it together without becoming silly is an amazing achievement. r.e.l. sounds a little like Lana or Lorde, but is enough of an original to make you forget those other singers for awhile. The chorus for “Salt” goes:
Lick it, love it, leave it cold
Turn away ‘fore it gets old (2X)
NaCl NaCel-el-el (2X)
I love this song. The ground might have already been sown, but r.e.l. has grown herself a new fruit, tasty one at that.