GEMS – “Soak”

The Audio Mug | September 14, 2015 - 1:12 pm
By The Audio Mug | September 14, 2015
GEMS introduced debut album Kill The One You Love with “Tangled Memories,” a bass-booming track with a distortion-charged chorus. The song resembled many of this decade’s guy-girl indie electronic rock duos — Phantogram, Sleigh Bells, Purity Ring — while planting a flag in distinct sonic territory of their own, a winsome mishmash of ’90s pop/alt-rock/R&B sounds. Second single “Soak” expands on that stylistic evolution. Beginning with thundering kickdrum programming and finger-snaps, it expands with a jolt into an array of gleaming clean guitars, haunted synth pads, and throttling digital drums before overdriven guitar and angelic harmonies wash over the chorus. Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher duet on this one, telling a story about longing to reunite with an ex-lover. Listen below.

Kill the One You Love is out on 10/30/15 via Carpark Records. Pre-order on iTunes/Amazon

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