Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This new tune from Grimes is pretty inspiring. Backed by a deep unwavering beat, chunky and confident and subtly melodic, the vocals retain a completely different aesthetic. They feel delicate and soft, contrasting their support as they float under an innocent suggestion of a lisp. It's a fine balance, but one that reaps many a reward when the equilibrium is met. Grimes has created something that gets me excited from the off, so I'm looking forward to seeing what she pulls out of the bag for her next full-length record! With all of its haunting presence and underlying tension, elevated by truly beautiful singing, 'Oblivion' is glorious.