LISTEN: XXYYXX ‘Angel’
A while back, we featured XXYYXX – the moniker of young prodigy Marcel Everett. We mentioned his ongoing exploration of filters, effects and synths which has been made evident to a degree; however after listening to his new single ‘Angel’, this statement has officially been backed up.
Quite different to previous projects, ‘Angel’ is loosely hugged by a body of interrupted water coupled with what has been made to sound like wooden wind chimes, opening us up to a very elemental soundscape. Though, through the hum of a gentle horn, this corner of the song is overtaken by an abundance of crystallised bells, keys and synth patterns voicing their matter in a very acute fashion. With vocal duties taken by what sounds like a robot alongside a fast-paced beat, ‘Angel’ is the key to a variety of portals, as XXYYXX has fused a stack of different layers together.
The outcome? A beautiful, transcendent world of imagery and fantasy to complement the message that Everett has left with the track,
“Remember to love, or else there is nothing left.”
Since being added to the 2014 Laneway Festival bill, you lucky Melbourne and Sydney folk get twice as much XXYYXX as the fresh 18 year old will be playing exclusive sideshows at The Corner Hotel on Tuesday, 4th February (TICKETS) followed by The Standard on Thursday, 6th February (TICKETS). Act quickly, these shows will sell out!
Words by Hannah Galvin.