HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Powerhouse Australian DJ and music producer Crzy Horse is back with a brand-new single, Liketure. The song’s title is a portmanteau of the words ‘like’ and ‘culture,’ and the track is a thought-provoking commentary on our like-centric culture. This strange by-product of technology reveals interesting, beguiling and somewhat alarming aspects of human behaviour. The desire to amass likes and positive responses from social media shows something about us that’s not often explored in music. Now residing in Berlin, Crzy Horse has produced various dance styles, including house, techno and psytrance. A regular feature of festivals and clubs in Australia, Europe and Asia, Crzy Horse also studied at the prestigious Berkley Music School, USA and Point Blank Music School, London. As Crzy Horse says about the new track, ‘We live in a world where this technology can be a good thing to connect people, but it can also be a double-edged sword when we take it too far.
The very same thing that could bring us together more than ever is something that could indeed make us feel more alone and depressed if we don’t get the validation we seek.’ The track contains a series of melodic-based interludes juxtaposed with instrumental kinds, with a soulful vocal centrepiece. There are several hooks here, both for the head and the heart. The song wastes no time providing a hypnotic rhythmic base, and its hooks are instant yet not too obvious. Although the production uses vocal manipulation, the performance nonetheless adds to the emotional pull of the song. But it’s due to the lyric that the song perhaps stands out. The combination of straight dance-pop with such a blatantly explorative sentiment engenders the track with a quiet sort of impact. The melodic style might reel you in, but the lyric will undoubtedly keep you listening.