“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.