Superorganism - New artist of the week
6th November 2017
January 2017 marked the release of probably one of the most strange and ultimately confusing songs i’ve ever listened to. I don’t know possibly how to describe the sensations that one experiences when hearing it, other than it’s like you’ve been thrown into tumble dryer backwards and forced to listen to a repetitive song from the 70s, but in the best possible way. Superorganism's “Something for your M.I.N.D” in quite unlike any other. The vocals are not the focus of the song, nor should they be, when you have such a complex and layered sound that sits in the back. As a result, the vocals themselves are dull-ly spoken and relatively monotonous, surrounded by bizarre slides and spacey notes. It’s no wonder why the song rose up the charts and landed itself in Spotify’s esteemed New Music Friday playlist. Millions of streams later, it caught the attention of Frank Ocean and Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend who played it on his Beats 1 show earlier this year.
Despite its fast rising popularity, Superorganism remained relatively mysterious and unknown. Composed of eight members, from London to New england, their new electro-pop sound can also be heard in their song “Nobody Cares” from June this year, with a siren-sounding backing and again, repetitive lyrics. It’ll be interesting to see what this new and buzzing band comes up with next!
Listen to their song ““Something for your M.I.N.D” below!