Indie pop duo Oceanlux recently released their first full-length album. The sound of Versa Vice has been compared to artists like Halsey and Phantogram, which is quite a way for any group to start out.
Oceanlux is made up of vocalist Daisy Draper and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Weaver. The Indiana based group hits heavy on lyrics, with themes such as heartache, sex, and self-turmoil. The mix of melancholy vibes and upbeat sounds make for a musical mixture that’s hard to turn off. The sound of Oceanlux can be described as dreamy, but they have an experimental modern pulse that also lends an activity to the sound.
The album’s lead single “Madness” has a vibey electro-pop background, catchy lyrics and moments of spoken word. Daisy’s vocals are sweet and round which is the perfect compliment to the sharper overlays of the instrumentals. “Typical” is one of the more upbeat pop songs on the album. Unsurprisingly “Demon” is a little more intense, both vocally and “Typical” is one of the more upbeat pop songs on the album. Unsurprisingly “Demon” is a little more intense, both vocally and the beat. “Bruises” has the most indie pop feel on the album and a personal favorite. It feels new and also like a trusted standby at the same time, which is a blend that lends itself perfectly to playing on repeat.
The duo has plans to release even more music in 2017. If their first full-length album is anything to go by, we can expect a lot of great stuff from these two.
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