Melbourne-based electronica act The Safety Word have recently released their most mesmerising single yet with “United”. Usually, when we stumble across an atmospheric soundscape it unfolds with some degree of ominous tonality. Yet, with United, the single is so piercingly sweet it creates its own brand of effervescent alchemy.
Such a sound could only have ever been born out of the Post Rock, New Romantic genre, but the Safety Word use all of the haunting harmonics as the perfect ingredient in their cocktail of downtempo synth and R&B. But this is by no means your average offering of experimental genre-mashing. United is bordering on celestial thanks to the mellifluous layers of the sound which perfectly gels the vocal and instrumental melodies.
You can check out The Safety Word’s latest single United for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast