BODYMELT creates bleak, rock-adjacent music that drips with doomy electronic textures.

BODYMELT’s latest single, “FANTASY,” kicks off like a bad dream, with queasy tones, glitchy percussion, and surreal, spoken word lyrics that plumb the depths of despair. Eventually, the track explodes into a booming, guitar-driven bummer anthem; BODYMELT sings, “Take me/Break me/It’s easy/I’m barely human,” the music cascading behind him like a waterfall of black, viscous liquid. Despite the anguished atmosphere, the synths that hang in the background of the song remain strangely placid, creating an air of remove that gives the whole thing the feel of a dissociative episode. If you’re into desolate, gothic nightmare-pop à la Have A Nice Life, you’ll enjoy this one.

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