I have been listening to the album Pool by Porches more than any other this year, which opens with this track Underwater.
If you have read this TOTW for a while you will know I’m a sucker for any synth pop with bleaker elements and this album is full of it. Glistening and beautifully produced synths create a bed for the slightly flat mumbling vocals.
Underwater is a perfect start for the album and exemplifies the direction of the work. A disjointed lead synth line and large pads create an uncertainty in the track before its cemented by the strongly sequenced rhythm section that really hits home on the choruses:
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