song premiere: "In the Dark" - Dusty Patches ft. Tatyana Gaona and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
Dusty Patches is a self-described electronic monster and on "In the Dark" it's easy to see where the ode to something sinister comes from. It's the first single from a Sooper tape release out next month, and features vocal contributions from Tatyana Gaona and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. The carefully crafted atmosphere of bombastic beats and alluring instrumentals set the stage for a feeling of eeriness and expectation; as if just around the corner awaits another surprise. Gaona's vocals drip in a honeyed sweetness, a thick but airy compliment to the chittering sound effects created by Dusty Patches. And a little more than halfway through Ogbonnaya steps in, a quickly spoken verse that transitions into a sweeping hook. The three working together create a track that perfectly enlivens the mystery and unknown that awaits one in the dark. You know the rush of feelings that can accompany shutting off the lights and adjusting to the darkness; "In the Dark" highlights that in a track of metallic twinkling sounds and unforgetabble melodies.