Bystander Effect – ‘Whimsical’

The new single from Bystander Effect combines a pop based sound with eerie experimentations and vocals, which work very well together.

Overall, it is a haunting track with ghostlike, female vocals that harmonise throughout the verse, however as the track goes on, it becomes clear the vocals are not the centre of the track.

The instrumental spirals into a mix of various sounds and grows more intense as it develops.

It is slightly disorientating to listen to and it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where the track is going, due to the sudden absence of the vocals, however this makes ‘Whimsical’ even more interesting and mysterious.

This single successfully shows Bystander Effect’s ability to dive into eccentricity; beginning the track with soft vocals and a structured instrumental before becoming something completely different.

Words: Orla Brady

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