Article by KevW
There's a bit of a buzz building up around capital letter-shunning duo tiny deaths. Grant Cutler and Claire de Lune come from different musical backgrounds, with the former trading in experimental electronica and ambient sounds, and the latter more focused on R'n'B, but the resulting hybrid is dreampop that's been compared to Beach House and Purity Ring. They met by chance in Minneapolis four years ago and some time later this project was born, with an acclaimed debut EP released last year, leading to three US tours this year alone. Follow-up 'night flowers' is due early next year and today the pair unveil first single 'ever'.
Perhaps their strongest track so far, this could be an indication that tiny deaths are going from strength to strength, and they may well live up to the hype and be much better known come next December. Built on a buzzing electronic bed with a solid and snappy beat, layers of sound are gradually introduced, but it's probably the vocals that take centre stage. Perfect for this form of dreampop, they're both soulful and soft, occasionally soaring higher to lift the song, especially when more waves of synth come in later on. 'ever' has classy production that's not too slick, leaving plenty of character and an ethereal sound. Add our name to the list of people getting excited.
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