Vocals are getting lost a little too much at the moment. Heavy production and artistic experimentation can occasionally compromise the quality and focus on melody and vocals. Noir-pop NY bred kids MSMR haven't fallen victim to this at all. Fantasy is a song from the ilk of Florence that carries a swagger and confidence which is absent in a lot of colossal choruses like this one. Having so far amassed praise from Pitchfork, Jay-Z and NME- there is a lot resting on these singles and Fantasy won't disappoint. It races, soars through a simple melody with rolling drum lines, dreamy glockenspiel sounds and most importantly- an incredibly airtight chorus. The mixing for the track was done by the same bloke who did Adele's 21 and Amy Winehouse's Back To Black which shows the faith invested in this duo. They are also headlining London's super trendy XOYO in March. ShufSounds will try and go. For now, let Fantasy take you.

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Words: Duncan Harrison

AuthorDuncan Harrison