Wednesday 21 August 2019

Havelock - Pheromones

I posted about Havelock a month ago, after he released his third single, "Real". His newly released fourth single "Pheromones" continues the streak of ultra-catchy jams. The instrumentals are more pared back here, kept to a funky minimum. Over clipped guitar strums and a 4 on the floor kick, Havelock smoothly delivers sexy lyrics about pheromones: "look what you started//moving your body close//baby i'm drowning//lost in your pheromones". If the lyrics sound shallow, somehow the music does not. In these early singles, Havelock displays depth and avoids becoming formulaic, in a genre that (too easily) gets branded shallow and conventional.

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