LOCKDOWN – “Vengeance”


Strutting a fierce synthwave infectiousness, “Vengeance” is the debut single from Dallas-based project LOCKDOWN. Buzzing synth intensity and whirring synths build into a spacey textural glow, emanating in the background as a playful synth escalation appears just prior to the one-minute turn. Stutter-y, ghostly vocal snippets emerge cohesively a minute later, fading for a moment into spacey synth lingering thereafter. Fit for driving at night as city lights fade quickly alongside like a blur, “Vengeance” is a thorough aesthetical success from LOCKDOWN.

The project has us anticipating what’s next, thanks to a production here that builds from a haunting initial allure into a momentum-forward satiation in the second half, ripe with atmospheric intrigue. “Vengeance” serves as a stellar debut for LOCKDOWN.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Electronic.

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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