I was so close to not writing about this charming synth-pop track. My only reservations being not with the execution or the lyricism of the piece but actually laying with the band’s name. PRXZM being immensely similar to another synth-wave duo (PRIZM) I currently write about, quite a bit. Because of this. I was thrown into a momentary fit of confusion when the track “Slow Motion” landed in my inbox.
Nick Ortega and Emma Maidenberg of the LA duo PRXZM lend their skills to sweet melodies and captivating production strokes by way of dreamy synths and hypnotic vocals. They found their footing, in the genre pretty quick and for the last five years have been growing their brand. They have countless live shows under their belts (shared stages with Marshmello and Illenium.) I am only just finding out about them with the track “Slow Motion.”
I do have a tendency to stay away from the dreamier synth-pop offerings mostly, as I find they don’t keep hold of my attention for too long. Not so of PRXZM. Upon first listen, I was enthralled with every, spellbinding beat and summery feelings the duo have neatly packaged into their latest track.
Speaking on Facebook Nick and Emma share
“There’s no question that this summer is one for the outdoors. “Slow Motion” is an ode to the Northern California beaches where it was written. The production is heavily influenced by the warm tones of cassette tapes and the iconic, synthesized drums from the 80s.”
If only us folks in the UK were allowed to make the trip over to the sunny climes of Cal-i-forn-i-a right now. We are yearning for the days spent among the golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see underneath the warming heat of the sun. Staycationing in the UK is good enough, but never a match for the California climate. Recompense comes by pressing play on “Slow Motion” which wills, us there in a heartbeat. It’s all rather glorious, it has to be said. Just, by taking in the shimmery softness made by these synths for a magical moment of California dreaming. Hopefully, we won’t be left in our dreams for so long.
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