TRACK REVIEW: Labyrinthine Oceans – Untitled | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Grunge, riot grrrl and alt. rock fuse to evoke a ghostly dreamscape in Labyrinthine Oceans’ latest single, untitled. The track depicts a spiralling mental state through an increasingly rapid rhythm and juxtaposed vocal, as though the musical companion to Plath’s The Bell Jar.

The song explores sorrow and animosity, with slow, eerie verses and outraged choruses composed of screams of bitter fury; here Lorde’s sultry tones meet the feminine rage of Hole and Bikini Kill. Throughout, Tarantino-esque guitar melodies would serve well as The Bride’s anthem in Kill Bill – the apposition of power and deep-seated despair simultaneously existing within. As the song fades, entrenched in melancholy, listeners are left with a haunting plea for help: “I can’t do this any more”.



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