Single Review: Human X - 'Death & Romance'
Human X maintain a soft, graceful presence in all of their songs whilst also managing to incorporate emotions and a range of genres.
'Death & Romance' is a prime example of this. The fragile harmony and echo, combined with retro 80s guitar is an unusual mix, however: it works.
The blend is fascinating and extremely interesting. This track gives you 80s electronica whilst also giving a 30 year jump to current electronica influenced pop. Combining two completely diverse and nonconsecutive decades worth of music is a task, but I think Human X have satisfyingly nailed it here.
With a driving, constant, motoring heartbeat to it, this track yet again combines completely different elements as the rhythm and the lyrics are totally juxtaposed in the best way.
The rhythm is not too swift but not too slow, carrying the listeners along with it, giving an upbeat and optimistic tone.
However, the lyrics are of heartbreak and getting rid of someone who you don't want in your life; in my opinion, this is another great feature of the song.
The lyrics to this track are celestially sung by Lindsey Brooks. With her voice being one of the modern elements of 'Death & Romance', it compliments the instrumentals and works with them to create bliss.
I mean, she really has a lovely voice and it provides comfort and refuge in the song for the listeners, whilst also providing a sense of justice and independence for herself.
She sings of a lost lover or a lost friend, and although the lyrics may be slightly cliche, her delivery and Human X's overall sound make up for it.
Overall the whole retro yet modern sound of the song is sufficiently enticing and mesmerizing while bing interesting to listen to and understand.
'Death & Romance' seems to effortlessly maintain a solid sense of sound and voice throughout the song. You can't help but pick up on small, little sounds or harmonies which just project a pleasing and riveting tone.
You can tell a lot of hard work and hard passion has gone into this song.
The Electronica Rock-Pop scene is alive and well in Newcastle, so give 'Death & Romance' a listen!