What do you say about one of the freshest pop palettes of the decade, let alone the year? The scintillatingly sweet soul in the latest single, Lie, from the Irish outfit Chasing Abbey is enough to make a sociopath swoon at something other than their ability to manipulate for personal pleasure.
Capturing the deceit that hits the hardest, when it comes from someone holding your vulnerability in your hands, the electro-dance-pop earworm goes out to anyone in the same boat. While the synth lines deliver their glistening stabs, the steady builds and breaks in the backbeat work to entrance you as much as the titular reprise, which seems to garner more meaning with every repetition of that monosyllabic three-letter word that will be reverberating around your head long after this hit has faded to a close.
Taking the inspiration of the dance-driven pop hits from the 2010s; Chasing Abbey did more than emanate the likes of Swedish House Mafia and MK; they set the bar for every artist that wants to transcend their sound, which has seen them win the Irish Song of the Year Award at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, sell-out national tours and support The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora and Enrique Iglesias.
Stream Lie on Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast