Camp Candle – “Black Friday”

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Crunchy guitars and confidently suave vocals kick off “Black Friday” in phenomenal form, the darkly intoxicating vocals reminiscent of Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano, while the production on that front comparable to Grimes’ multi-layering of up-front vocals and angelic backing croons. As such, the fifth single by Camp Candle – who is teasing their upcoming EP, out this August – has the appealing comparison points in place for success — not that it’s even needed. Some could even consider this the dark-pop alternative to the more viral “Friday”, though the quality here is distinctively remarkable, from the nocturnal brass-like guitar stampede effect around the one-minute mark to the crunchy and abrupt cut-off. This is an infectious slab of dark pop with a confident swagger that should have significant appeal.

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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