Opening with swelling synths, bubbling and blistering, creating a woozy, uneasy feeling from the get go. Laying it out on the table for all to see, Cosydrive leaves nothing to the imagination in this psych, autotune-drenched treasure – ‘B-Side’ airs first below.
‘B-Side’ comes just a month after the release of their debut single ‘RB7’. Delving deeper introspectively into love and yearning in the digital age, offering a dark insight into the unsettled psyche of a young man scratching at the complex, irrefutable feelings associated with it. ‘B-Side’ shows a lot more vulnerability than its predecessor. Led by the psychotic creative force that is singer James Ogram, Cosydrive truly sounds like nothing that has come before. Due to their fondness for trap beats, vocal manipulations and scathingly honest lyrics, the two piece are deserving of their praises.
Making the most of a strangely upbeat instrumental, ‘B-Side’ constantly builds tension over three minutes. Introducing strange and bewildering drum loops that are continually changing, after finally feeling settled into the grove of the song, it’s over, and the continued humming of a mid-high frequency for the last few seconds forcibly prompts a second listening. If only to try and digest all that information again.
In a way, it would be a dishonor to compare Cosydrive to some of the modern, pop facing psych-influenced acts such as Tame Impala, Pond, MGMT, but to my mind their influence has a lot of gravity, which can only be a good thing. Pushing the genre forward in electrifying ways and sourcing inspiration from all over the place, the two piece clearly show a distinct charisma that is both super appealing and also quite disturbed at the same time.
The new single ‘B-Side’ is out on Friday 15th December 2017 via Hairy Recordings.
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