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.