Death Club 7 drops the beautifully moody ‘Enemy’
DEATH CLUB 7 is the moniker of Brisbane-based producer/singer-songwriter PATRICK KING, and this genius is making some seriously beautiful electronic music. “Not an S Club 7 tribute band but pretty close,” King said of the project, Death Club 7 has given us a completely fresh take on electronic music with his new single ‘Enemy.’
From the opening moments of ‘Enemy’, listeners are hypnotised by the stabbing beat that is closely followed with Blade Runner booming synths and Death Club 7‘s effortlessly ethereal voice. With a vocal prowess reminiscent of Shamir or ANOHNI, his voice floats gracefully as he pains “I wish I knew how to call you an enemy.” The understated melody is both entrancing and catchy, as Death Club 7 has mixed hip-hop sensibility with lush vocals, similar to that of 2012 Lana Del Rey.
The ending of ‘Enemy’ flips the script completely, however, and is easily the most exciting part of this soaring track. With a dark and discomforting orchestral breakdown that explodes into one last powerful run of the chorus, the pain that King is feeling here is conveyed vividly and gorgeously without once letting up.
Keep your eyes on Death Club 7 – while he’s not an S Club 7 tribute band, we can nearly guarantee that there ain’t no party like a Death Club party.
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD