Hollywood Principle – “Breathing Underwater”

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As its title foreshadows, Hollywood Principle’s “Breathing Underwater” sounds like it takes place in an underwater paradise. The lush synth trickles and sensuous vocals both remind again of Little Dragon, with the serene development and key-laden beauty also reminiscent of Hikaru Utada — and aquatically-minded electro-pop tracks of hers like “Colors“, specifically. Just a minute in, a whirring arpeggio of sorts leads a marvelous build-up, which shows itself as a full-bodied force to reckon with around the 01:20 mark. The track’s second half carries over the extremely engaging atmosphere, with the arpeggiated-led build-up being even more spine-tingling the second time around. “Breathing Underwater” is a phenomenal track from a supremely talented pop group that is rising rapidly. I enjoy it even more than their impressive previously released track “Find Me Out“, which was featured a few weeks back. They continue to add more depth to their sound with each release to date.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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