Today’s song comes from the artist Washed Out, which is the stage name for musician Ernest Greene. Greene’s style can be described as part of the Chillwave movement, an emerging genre of electronic music that is characterized by echoing, ethereal synths, heavily processed vocals and simple melodic construction… Similar to if 80’s synth-pop lost its glasses and ate too many horse tranquilizers (in a good way). “Eyes be closed” will wrap itself around your brain and help you drift peacefully to sleep, or will soothe you from all of the insignificant BS during a bad day a the office. The track comes from Washed Out’s debut album “Within and Without” which hits US shelves on July 12. If this song is any indication of what the rest of the album has to offer, we are all in for a treat.
By Max Rasche