To start this brand new year off, underground hyperpop musician xTurnr delivers a gentle cry of an EP. “Lighthouse” is their first long-form project, and with this scary new step for their future comes a sort of powerful tenderness.
The first track is as digital as it is beautiful, a cozy little beat with lilting bitcrushed melodies and soft piano. “Pearls” opens the EP with a gentle tug at your heart and sets the calm tone for the project. Ocean foley of the crashing waves and open air adds a natural tone to the piece, and later develops into a recurring feature of the project.
“Lighthouse” is produced by Button Maker, who once again creates an iconic catchy beat. It’s everything we’ve come to know and love from them: a fun, bouncy, and colorful piece that still manages to match the soft tone of the EP. xTurnr’s unique vocal processing is really shown off with this one. A soothing electronic chorus backs their confident words, which when combined with Button Maker’s skill is a formula I can’t help but smile and bop my head to.
Listen to the EP below.
– Gray (@polygoncove) (Staff Writer)