Photo: Rein Kooyman Pictures
It’s not often enough that an electronic pop song stops us in our tracks! It’s all too rare an occasion for the most part, sadly in these times.
Not so dispirited, we live for the days when we stumble upon out-of-the-box thinking musicians. There just isn’t enough of these quirky cool, music-brained people, marching to the beat of their own drum, when it amounts to new emerging artists to our minds. If by chance we can weedle one out from an interweb chocca full with cookie-cut pop and sound-alikes, we view its worth in comparison to that of finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Of all places, The Netherlands is our port of call which see’s us introduced to the innovative music minded duo of Sebastiaan Dutilh and Belle Doron, known together as CUT_ (with the crucial underscore)!
CUT_ have swept onto the internet with a track called “Tune In Tune Out”, which we can only define as an electronically skewed, melodic marvel of adventurous, forward thinking vision. It’s awesome off-kilter approach readily got our ears perked up from the get-go and intently listening in.
“Tune In Tune Out” proves itself to be quite a slinky little mover in parts actually, it’s intriguing off-centre beats and overall woozy aura proving to be an unconventional style but all the more appealing because of it.
It’s got the added input of production dibs from Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor collaborator Leo Abrahams on it, and that in itself speaks volumes about this song that we could not begin to justify in words.
Hit play, if you’re done with listening to the same old melodies being reinvented and sample heavy pop songs flying about everywhere. CUT_ are thankfully actively bold when it comes to revealing their inventive pop maverick, artistic intent.