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SACHI - Single Review: Whole Again

17 Jul 2023 // A review by Callum Wagstaff
SACHI are an electronic dance duo made up of Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas. Whole Againis their first music release of 2023. After debuting it at Tomorrowland festival in Belgium, the audience response was so strong that it encouraged the pair to make Whole Again a single.

The track opens with a strong, syncopated, single note tone underneath the lyrics "I spend my nights trying to make sense of the love we had." Cute harmonies come in over the refrain "Where did it go wrong?" A shimmer rings out that sounds like a magician touching a tray of half-full wine glasses.

The catchiest melodic hook in the song is on the line "yesterday we died." It ascends quickly but loses momentum and sours just off the edge of where you'd expect it to hit, which makes the line always hit in a quirky, interesting way. Such a bold choice too, to take a line that could have so easily been interpreted way more somberly, but infuse it with enough uplifting consonance to convert it into sass, catharsis and confidence.

That line drifts into the metaphor of being haunted by the ghost of an old love before tumbling into the dancey, boppy, reveling part of the song that contains the title refrain "Will I Ever be Whole Again?"
it's dreamy and hazy, murky and misty. Then the snare roll pulls up into a short pause before the dancier, boppier part of the song.

From there, Whole Again explores along a few more juicy harmonies and nautical lines before plunging into sonic degeneracy and dragging us through a glitter-infused dance fit. Great times, best seen live.

SACHI are planning to travel further afield in the near future, so catch them when you get the chance.
 

About SACHI

New Zealand duo SACHI are ones to keep an eye on, making catchy dance music that will be stuck in your head for weeks. Made up of Nick and Will, the pair have opened for the likes of Rudimental, and played a slot at Rhythm and Vines this past Summer.




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Releases

Nights With Ruby
Year: 2019
Type: EP
'Lunch With Bianca
Year: 2016
Type: EP

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