Montreal synth-pop duo Majical Cloudz has embarked on an explosive journey the past few years, rising through the ranks to eventually tour with huge names like Grimes and Lorde. With a new record just around the corner (October 16), they recently released a new single.
The sound on “Are You Alone” is minimalist, usually nothing more than bare vocals and synth. There is something remarkably raw about it—man and machine, their imperfect, aching drones weaving together to create a sound that is new, yet sounds like it was waiting there the whole time for someone to simply cut out the rest of the noise. Mournful, evocative, and reminiscent of Radiohead’s classic “Motion Picture Soundtrack,” it is a song for anyone who has ever seen someone they love at their lowest.
– Catherine Rickman