Dutch band boycry unveil a compelling rock and post-punk intertwining on their single “control.” Bursting guitar distortion gives way to a suave vocal composure, its dark lyrics referencing death and anticipated reactions.
A raucously emotive ascension drives into the “I’m in control, I lost control,” build — a Joy Division reference, perhaps — and an eerie synth-laden integration. The “lullabies,” push into further amped-up guitars also resonates. “control” is a stylish, moody success from boycry.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.