A cavernous, synth-driven soundscape unfolds contemplatively to kick off “Kill,” the new track from alt-pop artist Chrisy Nova. Integrating elements of house with more left-field pop elements, the New York-based artist shows a nice knack for melodic build-up here. Vocals ascend in rousing character as “high,” is repeated over hypnotic bass-synth and ghostly pads, conjuring an aesthetic that feels parts Depeche Mode and James Blake. The track — which the artist notes is “is inspired by the phrase ‘la petit la morte’,” — succeeds in its dark electronic production and overall delivery.
“Kill” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2020’ Spotify playlist.