Driving with an incredibly unique fusions of elements, this single from Dexperia proves a stand-out creative indie release from the summer so far.
From the offset, this rising sense of anticipation and energy floods into the room, backed up yet contrasted quite quickly by a brilliantly unusual, deep and reverb-soaked vocal-lead – which actually throws in a touch of eighties-like expression and tone. Immediately we’re immersed somewhere between hard-hitting EDM and alternative electro-pop.
Both the featured vocalist and the soundscape effectively envelop listeners, leading with passion and an ever-evolving level of artistry that works well to keep you interested throughout.
Producer Dexperia showcases a fine balance between retro, nostalgic building blocks, and a clean, contemporary and uplifting overall finish. The featured singer, a best friend of the sound designer, injects an equally refreshing balance with this powerful, soulful and characterful voice – one that’s actually laid bare right at the very end, to further highlight its natural strength and emotional connection to these poetic lyrics.
When I’m Alive is every bit as powerful as its title and artwork imply – an easy one to lose yourself amidst, and well worth a second and third listen to truly capture the thoughtful lyrical angle.