“Body Work” by Negative Gemini
When I read Chris March’s article about “Body Work” by Negative Gemini, I could not wait to hear the track. March said, “[Body Work is] an ethereal, dreamily brooding club track that we imagine would sound even more glorious and hypnotic in the confines of a cavernous warehouse rave, and luckily, we’ll be able to find out for sure … at SXSW” (GorillavsBear). I must agree; Lindsey French’s vocal stylings are intoxicating. “Body Work” demands that all encompassing electric pulse be housed in rave environs. The magic the song weaves will be complete in darkness, throbbing bodies, and raver light-sticks. Noah Jackson, during an interview with French, described her artistic talent as able to own two worlds: music and lyrics. Jackson said, “In the vein of shoegaze singers…[French’s] intoxicating voice holds its own against heavy instrumentation, forcing the listener to acknowledge the person behind the beats” (Nylon).
News to Know:
March noted Negative Gemini as set to perform 17 March 2016 at Gorilla vs. Bear’s official SXSW Showcase @ Mazda +Hype Macine’s Hype Hotel. Skip the wait and score a FastPass from Mazda through twitter. Five winners randomly chosen per show via Twitter. Tweet to use: “I want to HypeON with MazdaSXSW so I can skip the line at HypeHotel” (GorillavsBear). Details and specifics @ HypeMachine.
“Body Work” is available on iTunes for $.99. LP release date not yet set.
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