The mark of a great pop song is its ability to make the familiar feel brand new. South African indie-pop artist Sulene knows this better than just about any up-and-comer, and not simply because she writes great pop songs (which she does) or crafts synth pop that is simultaneously dancey and impossibly heart-rending. You may have witnessed her blue hair lighting up late night TV when she’s toured the world as Nate Ruess of fun.’s guitarist. Sulene’s “blissful bedroom synth pop” is garnering some well-deserved praise in her adopted home of Brooklyn. With St. Vincent-worthy guitar riffs that glide over pulsing 80’s drum beats, the indie-pop powerhouse has earned rave reviews from the likes of Billboard, & Village Voice.