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Boycrush - Single Review: Holy Water

28 Feb 2018 // A review by Alex Moulton

Holy Water is the latest release from the Electronic Alt Pop artist Boycrush AKA kiwi producer Alistair Ross Deverick, and the first thing that hits you is the volume. Not the simple loud/quiet that you can change with the click of a button, but the thick meatiness of that deep bassline. It resonates with each strike and starts off what is almost an onomatopoeic form of music, each layer of synths replicating a different form of regular, yet erratic sounds created by water as it falls, drips, and smothers.

Beautifully cyclical and soothing, the melody pairs well with the vocal performance of Chelsea Jade. A fine coarseness to the voice creates a smooth velvety feel, and is delightfully reclusive, ebbing and flowing throughout the song herself, never allowing the vocal element to overshadow the instrumentation.

A clean, well-balanced track that controls the pace well with percussive elements. Slightly melancholic, yet overall hopeful. A modern-day slow dance for the club.

You can check out the music video which involves some synchronised (land) swimming from the New Zealand Dance Company here.


Review written by Alex Moulton

 

About Boycrush

Boycrush is the project of Alistair Deverick, also drummer of The Ruby Suns, with a live band comprising multi-instrumentalist Hayden Eastmond-Mein (Lawrence Arabia, Panther & The Zoo) and The Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun.

Boycrush first performed in Madrid while taking part in the Red Bull Music Academy 2011.


Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Boycrush

Releases

Desperate Late Night Energy
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Girls On Top
Year: 2015
Type: EP
Everybody All The Time
Year: 2012
Type: EP

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