HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Earlier in 2021, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter and producer Echolily released two impressive singles, Under the Clocks (Stay) and Higher, which were positively critiqued and generated some great streaming stats and established a healthy following.
The emerging music artist has just released yet another surprise pop track, her third single, Mind Spin. The new release is another contemporary alternative electro-pop track; however, Echolily continues to push the genre barriers with this new one, moving into more of a dance vein. Although Mind Spin is not a dance track in the strictest sense, there are moments during the song, especially concerning the groove, where the song veers into electro-dance territory. With an extensive list of previous radio ads to her credit, including SBS Chill DAB, Flow FM Network, and Triple R, Echolily’s new track is sure to garner the same kind of response and attract similarly enthused radio and online media support. An array of synth-based sounds and machine drum beats counter Echolily’s raw-edged vocal performance, with various background vocal textures adding to the overall colour.
As Echolily says about the origins of the new song, ‘I wrote Mind Spin after a fun wine-filled night out with a few girlfriends who were all heartbroken at the same time. In vino veritas, am I right? Wrote the whole song in one night. Mind Spin is about the different stages of intoxication, where inhibitions are lost, and true colours unravel.’ Mind Spin is an engaging and uncommonly daring experimental pop release for Echolily ‘The first draft was actually more trippy beach summer lo-fi kinda vibes. I was not too happy with that. I needed more character to the song. So I sent it over to my dear friend, Andrew. He changed the beat and gave an alternative dance vibe to the song. Loved it so much, we decided to stick with it!’