Featuring immediately likable production, stylishly uniting the dreamy reverb-soaked sound of shoegaze with a somewhat industrial rhythm and electro-pop fuzz, the UK’s own Michy Tree goes on to further lay out her own unique style with this debut single.
While the lyrics take something of a backseat to the overall vibe of the single, thanks to the fullness of the soundscape and the heavy wash of effects at the forefront, the song still manages to intrigue and ultimately entrance listeners with simple resolving repeats that keep you, appropriately, hooked.
The song-writing is effective, the verses offer up long-form idea framing, with higher note melodic progression, and a back and forth that adds to the wave-like energy of the completed piece. Then we get the sudden musical brightness of the hook, and the contrasting lower tones and lyrical simplicity, which makes for a well-placed moment of juxtaposition that elevates the whole thing and gives it something memorable to cling to.
There’s a strong sense that a live performance might be where this track connects all the more intensely – the sound has that raw, live aspect to it anyway, and the shoegaze world unites the dreamers and contemplators within precisely these kind of smoothly blended, uncertain yet comforting arenas of sound. Well worth a listen.