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Mixing up a lush and enigmatic sound with mysterious lyrical explorations of love, sex, heartache and inner commotion, Indiana Pop duo, Oceanlux, has produced an enthralling EP that sticks out from the pact. Kicking off with “Bruises”, vocalist, Daisy Draper, attempts to kiss her past goodbye as she brings to light the demons of a troublesome relationship that she has yet to lay to rest over a seductive and stirring instrumental touch.
The second track, “Raw Love”, is an example of enigmatic artistry that creates dark and lustful visuals in the minds of listeners as Daisy lyrically swoons over her lover with an elegance that is captivating and pure. “Typical” is the third track which transitions the album into a bold mix-up of Pop and Electronic while Daisy’s vocal style sounds similar to Halsey as she tones down her refreshingly cheeky side and melts into an emotive conveyance of relational discontentment and disarray.
The fourth track, “Demon”, darkens the mood of ‘Versa Vica’ and seductively draws listeners into a perplexing layer of restlessness as Daisy further brings to light her dedication to rid of any remnants that are holding her back from becoming and being the most genuine version of herself, for herself.
Closing out with “Madness”, there is a certain fragility within the voice of Daisy that is enticing, real and palpable as she psychologically twists and turns through her maddening world of love and attempts to convince her lover that she is the cause of all of their perplexity.
If this is simply a glimpse of what’s to come, then Oceanlux has solidified that they are on the hunt to broaden their fan base and make their mark. If you’re a fan of a mixture of Phantogram, Glass Animals, The xx and Little Dragon, then ‘Versa Vica’ is the listening experience that you don’t want to miss out on.