Within three years, singer/songwriter/producer Georgia Anne Muldrow has cemented herself as somewhat of an anomaly. As a self-contained artist with album projects on an array of indie labels, it’s apparent that Muldrow is intent on being at the helm of her D.I.Y. destiny. Kings Ballad, a reference to the recently departed king of pop, is a breathtaking part of that continuum. While adhering to her interstellar brand of sociopolitical funk, the album showcases a slightly different side of Muldrow, as jaunts in poppy punk ("Room Punk"), minimal wave ("Thatch"), and tango ("Morena Del Ray") exemplify her breadth of musical knowledge and dexterity. Kings Ballad marks the natural progression of a remarkable artist-in-residency.