“Daybreak” presents a captivating, bustling electro-pop sound complementary of Bishop Battle, who has impressed with tracks like “Fly Away” and “Visceral” in the past year. The Cincinnati-based artist shows a more upfront sound here, one grabs from the beginning with frantic synth and bass and never lets go. The bridge at 02:10 is nicely done, with dark choir vocals and a more ominous melodic shift adding nicely to the atmosphere, fondly reminiscent of Erasure’s best structural shifts. From there, the track finishes in exciting fashion, as whirring synth arps and an emotive vocal performance brings it to close. It looks like another stellar year ahead for Bishop Battle.
“Daybreak” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2019’ Spotify playlist.