LISTEN: Spike Pop – ‘So Mysterious’

A shadowy synth-pop tune inspired by the soundtracks to early video games and the search for a magic eye, London-based musician Spike Pop has shared her latest single ‘So Mysterious’. Released via independent Birmingham label Ezi Deth Rekords, the track is a glitchy, infectious blend of beguiling vocals, buzzing synth textures and dancing beats.

Spike Pop began writing, recording and producing her own music predominantly from her bedroom in Berlin in 2014 after an email correspondence with her musical hero, Stephin Merritt. She reached out to The Magnetic Fields songwriter & vocalist for advice about using drum machines, and since then she’s been creating and producing her own electronic music.

Spike Pop began performing her soundscapes live when she relocated to London, captivating crowds with her lo-fi blend of trance, hardcore, classic new wave and synth pop. Her latest offering ‘So Mysterious’ ripples with mystical intrigue, manifesting into a “sonic synth storm” of vocoder fx, dreamy vocals and distinctive dancing beats. It’s an intriguing slice of darkwave-inspired sound that offers listeners the opportunity to escape their reality and enter into Spike Pop’s murky, fascinating world.

Listen to ‘So Mysterious’ below.


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Kate Crudgington

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