He’s the new master of dark party songs, he’s dealing us a dose of brutal truth, this is Doncaster’s Guest Singer.
Opening debut single New Experience with the lyrics “Do you live by the words on the backdrop / of a well-shot holiday hotspot?” Guest Singer gives us the first taste of his damning, but hugely danceable brand of pop.
It’s a hugely exciting first offering. Crooning vocals and vibrant melodies make for moments that are incredibly grand, while overall it retains a certain groundedness – a dusky coolness – that keeps it from being too shimmery. It’s incredibly colourful, a textural masterpiece, that has us lusting for more from Guest Singer.
But what New Experience does more than anything is define Guest Singer as a true master of dark party songs – of blending disaffection with the world with incredibly addictive synth-laden melodies. He’s dealing us a dose of brutal truth, veiled in a damn good tune. We’re feeling decidedly miserable, but we can’t help but dance.
Live Dates w/ Her’s
15th February – Band On The Wall, Manchester
16th February – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield
By Melissa Svensen