mp3 premiere: "Houdan The Mystic" - Roz and the Rice Cakes
Throughout "Houdan The Mystic" a set of keys twinkle and twirl, setting a scene that's both fantastical and airy. Like each of the peeks at Roz and the Rice Cakes' Devotion, out 10/13 on Team Love Records, this track also sets a scene for pure, alluring magic. Music has a unique ability to transcend and no matter where we are or when we listen, the sounds and atmosphere created by artists are able to transport us to places we only dream of. And on this track we're taken to a place where anything and everything feels possible.
On "Houdan The Mystic," the Rice Cakes trade off vocal duties with Casey Belisle beginning the song. There's a crystal clear warmth palpable to his vocals, and it lingers as his voice meets Roz Raskin, their songs blending together for a syrupy harmony that's absolutely stunning. The track winds its way down with a slow rush of cymbals and a stripping away of the persistently playful keys that started it all. We're left only with Belisle and Raskin whispering back and forth to one another, a moment so pure it sticks with you; the single leaving a permanent, unshakable impression.