’Blackie the Blue’ immediately exudes tastes of the 80’s, layering dream wave synths and lingering, tender vocals, much akin to Kevin Parker’s trademark sound in Tame Impala’s later albums. The Danish act’s offering is well and truly assured, the emergent result from a single creative mindset. Taken from their album At Sixes and Sevens (out 27th October), the LP discusses the general angst that comes with growing older, from feeling misplaced to dealing with the grief of losing those close to us.
In ‘Blackie the Blue’, Masasolo shows a more ethereal side to their sound, bouncing between dreamy guitar solos and and never-ending synthscapes to produce a sound that’s endless and continuing; atmospheric enough to keep you transcendent throughout. With deep undertones and sincere stories coming through in all their tracks Masasolo has an interesting depth below their casual first impression, something that’ll keep you coming back time and time again.