Magic Pill Synthpop, Darkpop Summore This review was commissioned. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.The beauty of simplicity can be such a double-edged sword, as is the case with Summore's just-released lead single 'Magic Pill' from their upcoming album "New Pain". When I first hit play on the single I was greeted by dark synthpop beats with underlying ominous synths. Like much music within the goth scene, this is a track that's both sad but dance worthy; cry on the dancefloor, you beautiful spooky bats. The vocals are wonderful as well; higher pitched but constantly in tune with the beat with the slightest of effects backing the voice. It's not overdone nor underdone; it's enough to add an ethereal edge to the track. However, while there is some slight deviation in the song with heavier bass drops, what you get within the first one-minute and a half or so is what you can expect for the next four-and-a-half minutes. A triple reiteration; while it sounds great, I think the length of the track could have been cut down by a third and still have been just as, if not, even better than what we currently have. Thus, the double-edged sword comparison. Nonetheless, the production is good and the song is catchy, even if it does overstay its welcome a tad. I whole heartedly give this one a good seven out of ten. 'Magic Pill' also comes with an official music video which can be viewed directly below. The visuals within fit the song accordingly and paints a sadder picture than what the music boasts. 'Magic Pill' comes off of Summore's forthcoming album "New Pain", which is due out on August 27th, 2023 in both digital and limited edition vinyl formats. You can pre-order them HERE. 450
Brutal Resonance

Summore - Magic Pill

7.0
"Good"
Released off label 2023
This review was commissioned. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint.

The beauty of simplicity can be such a double-edged sword, as is the case with Summore's just-released lead single 'Magic Pill' from their upcoming album "New Pain". When I first hit play on the single I was greeted by dark synthpop beats with underlying ominous synths. Like much music within the goth scene, this is a track that's both sad but dance worthy; cry on the dancefloor, you beautiful spooky bats. The vocals are wonderful as well; higher pitched but constantly in tune with the beat with the slightest of effects backing the voice. It's not overdone nor underdone; it's enough to add an ethereal edge to the track. However, while there is some slight deviation in the song with heavier bass drops, what you get within the first one-minute and a half or so is what you can expect for the next four-and-a-half minutes. A triple reiteration; while it sounds great, I think the length of the track could have been cut down by a third and still have been just as, if not, even better than what we currently have. Thus, the double-edged sword comparison. Nonetheless, the production is good and the song is catchy, even if it does overstay its welcome a tad. I whole heartedly give this one a good seven out of ten. 

'Magic Pill' also comes with an official music video which can be viewed directly below. The visuals within fit the song accordingly and paints a sadder picture than what the music boasts. 'Magic Pill' comes off of Summore's forthcoming album "New Pain", which is due out on August 27th, 2023 in both digital and limited edition vinyl formats. You can pre-order them HERE.



Jun 04 2023

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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