Undoubtedly one of Canada’s finest SynthPop exports, Parallels, dropped a surprise new single this week. Now boiled down to a line up of founding member Holly Dodson along with her brother Nick and Artem Galperine, they are currently in the studio working on their eagerly anticipated third album, of with Civilisation is out first proper taste (this year’s other offering being a cover of New Order’s Age Of Consent). The new long player is due out later this year, but in the meantime check out Civilisation, the title track of an upcoming five track EP, below.
Civilisation is a fine introduction to this third-era Parallels. Sparking SynthPop with thoughtful lyrics and a gently catchiness that you can just sink into. The breezy synths that ease you into the track are soon accompanied by Holly’s sweet voice and a an energetic piano that weaves itself in and out of the lush electronics, adding a little urgency to Civilisation. It’s a deceptively complex mixture of classy ElectroPop, introspective Indie-Electro and dancefloor sensibilities that feels effortless when put together. Surprisingly euphoric stuff, we can’t wait to hear more.
♫ Parallels – Civilisation
Parallels’ Civilisation EP is released 26th June.
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