Virginia's electro-synth-pop outfit Heartracer premieres "Lightning Storm" on Popdust.
Formed by two brothers, Chris and Chip Cosby, Heartracer blends retro synth, anthemic pop, and indie dance elements into radiant sonic textures atop potent rhythmic energy.
Heartracer comprises Chris Cosby (lead vocals, keyboards), Chip Cosby (guitar, vocals), Bryan Reyes (drums, percussion), and Wes Tatum (bass, keyboards, vocals). In 2012, they dropped their debut album In Flight, followed by two EPs, Summer Gold in 2014, and Eat Your Heart Out in 2016. Heartracer has shared the stage with Walk The Moon, Future Islands, Third Eye Blind, Banks, Joywave, Pvris, and Priory.
"Lightning Storm" opens with tight guitars and buffeting drums flowing into an electro-pop tune streaming with elegant colors from the synths. The rhythm, contagious and stylishly pulsating, rides the entrenched bassline, as compact bright accents from the guitars infuse the tune with electric flavors.
Pay particular attention to the punch of the kick drum, as it establishes a throbbing cadence that drives the song forward. The distant, drawling wail of Cosby's guitar with its high-metallic tones compliments the rhythm.
Chris Cosby's voice is inarguably impressive, sonorous and flowing with dreamy, delicate tones. It's one of those voices simultaneously masculine and deftly delicate, as if he's channeling secret harmonies from the Empyrean. On the chorus, the backing vocal harmonies infuse the music with supplementary hues.
"Lightning Storm" is excellent, full of colors atop an infectiously buff rhythm. Resonant synth-pop played by musicians with infectious flair.
Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.
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