Posted November 4, 2014 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Fazerdaze – “Jennifer”


Based out of New Zealand, Fazerdaze is a bedroom-pop project filled with tranquil moments of ’80s guitar-pop nostalgia, complemented by warm female vocals and occasional synth flourishes. “Jennifer” is a highlight off her recently released self-titled EP. As the track begins, a flickering guitar line floats in the distance as creaking acoustics and spacey synths reflect off one another; Fazerdaze’s calming vocals emerge initially over just the acoustic accompaniment, before it’s perked up by the re-introduction of nocturnal synths around the 0:50 mark. The “‘cuz I was waiting on the other side of the road” bridge and its acoustic lead is a particularly devastating hook, as are slight background vocal additions around 01:50 — subtle and graceful enough to work within the semi-minimalist soundscape.

Stream the rest of Fazerdaze’s EP below for a similarly excellent experience:

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