A big part of Miami, Florida-based electronic artist Trevor Something’s style is the 80’s synthpop and punk aesthetic. One of his latest single releases, “Suicide,” which was released on May 3rd, 2017, shows no shortage of that style. Trevor Something comes through with a pleasurable single that will take control of a wide variety of listeners.
After a gentle fade-in of ominous synths, “Suicide” quickly breaks out into a pleasing arrangement of guitar strums and rhythmic drums. With the synths lingering throughout the intro, the song does a good job emanating a feel-good 80’s punk aesthetic. At this point, “Suicide” should have the attention of both young and old punk, pop, and electronic fans.
Trevor Something’s vocals are heard at the start of the first verse and it’s no surprise that the top notch performance and delivery matches the song’s vibe. The heavy distorted effects makes it a bit difficult to understand the lyrics, but in terms of feeling the song as a whole, the vocals are as pleasant as the instrumental.
The vocals are heard more easily for the chorus, and the chorus in general offers a lustful and mind-trancing quality. The vocal melody and performance is so good, it almost sounds like it’s sampled from an 80’s pop song. It’s infectious enough to stick right with listeners with no room for letting go.
“Suicide” eventually drops quiet for the bridge, which has a stronger mesmerizing force than the chorus. Trevor Something keeps the lyrics simple here, but it’s also effective enough to make the message strongly pierce through listeners. The song ends with the chorus sung once last time, before abruptly fading out. I wish the song ended with a more climactic bang, but it doesn’t take away from the kinds of emotions “Suicide” has created, and it leaves me wanting to play it on repeat.
Overall, Trevor Something has a solid single with “Suicide.” He takes his 80’s synth pop style to a higher level, and listeners coming from a wide range of genres should continue to appreciate what Trevor Something has delivered.
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