Written Tuesday, October 8
The first single from Vancouver-based trio Hello Victim is a catchy, synth-pop banger. The hook to this song is so good. The way the vocals build into the chorus and right into that perfect money note is so satisfying.
It’s impressive what Hello Victim can do with a simple idea. They build on a basic drum loop and a bass line and pile on the layers and melodies until you end up with this big sounding pop song. The details in the drum samples post-chorus combined with the post-chorus synth line–and this added background synth on the first couple bars of the second verse–perfectly maintain the cadence of the song. It’s that seamless flow from one section to the next that makes the track so easy to listen to. I said in a previous review of Michaela Slinger’s Flux that a good pre-chorus can really elevate a pop song, and this is another great example. When each section of a song can flow into the next effortlessly, with some tasteful subtlety, it holds the listeners attention more effectively. I think this song does a good job of that.
If you like this song, check out their latest single, Feel Slow, which also has a music video coming out soon. I’ll probably be reviewing that single sometime in the future too, so keep a look out for that.