LISTEN: Stainwasher – ‘Chems’

Swedish artist Stainwasher is not one to shy away from darker states of emotion. Her 2019 debut EP, What Did I See, was a sonic journey through personal fears and unsettled thoughts, explored via soaring synths and tentative vocals. On new single ‘Chems’ (released via Feverish), Stainwasher has crafted another dark, alluring lullaby that broods with bittersweet anxiety.

On ‘Chems’, Stainwasher has blended her usual atmospheric synths and soft vocals with electric guitar to create her intoxicating new soundscape. “I always start with a sound when I’m making a new song”, she explains, “and this time it came from an electric guitar plus a bunch of effects. From there, I built the track and added stuff until it felt just as anxious as I like it. I made this song months ago, long before coronavirus, but I feel like many people might think it’s about that, but it’s a big difference between chemicals and virus infections…”

Stainwasher has a clear ability to tap in to her anxious thoughts and turn them into beguiling, cinematic tunes that showcase her talent as an emerging electronic artist. Listen to ‘Chems’ below, and follow Stainwasher on Spotify and Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Henrik Lennartsson

Kate Crudgington

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