Balloon Ride Fantasy – “Dynamo”


“Dynamo” is a new track from Pittsburgh-based Balloon Ride Fantasy, delivering a charismatic vein of synth-driven pop. The track’s aesthetic reminds fondly of The Helio Sequence, touting an invigorating and nostalgic hook with ’80s charisma. The plucky synth-bass and suave vocals lead a compelling production throughout, escalating with an anthemic vigor.

A driving electro-pop energy persists enjoyably throughout, with some fun structural twists. The “skeleton eyes,” bridge consumes with its eerily atmospheric delivery, as twinkling keys and climactic percussion rouse into a funky breakdown just before the three-minute turn. “Dynamo” is a dynamite showing from Balloon Ride Fantasy.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2022’ Spotify playlist.

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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