Taking creativity to limitless new realms, The Ice King brings together increasingly colorful sound-design with robotic vocals that follow their own rhythmically uninhibited pattern – arcade bae rolls along to the beat of its own drum.
Likable underlying production offers an almost circus-like degree of chaos in the background of arcade bae, this looping arrangement of multiple synths, melodic threads and classic rhythms holding character and appeal.
Meanwhile, the freestyle voice drones through with a contemporary trap approach intertwined with a home-made energy that’s carefree and quietly confident in overlaying the entire experience.
Coming in at less than two minutes in length, arcade bae drives with a kind of retro dance flavor in this rise and fall chord pattern. At the same time, The Ice King refuses to take the process too seriously, relaying references to self-belief but also consistently toying with the performance aspect – in line with the playful implications of the concept and this central soundscape.