RADSOUND // SOTW: PAINTED – MS MR
Originally published on Radsound
This week’s single comes via the return of US electro-pop duo MS MR with ‘Painted’.
As the outfit’s first new material since the release of the pair’s debut album, Secondhand Rapture, in 2013, Painted sees the duo back with full force. Driven by a relentless utterance of ‘what did you think would happen?’, crushing snaps of electronic beat and a fuzzing synth laden backdrop, the track is a darkly tinged piece, leaving Lizzy Plapinger’s vocals free to soar over the music and build to take ‘Painted’ to a new level of interwining layers of brilliance.
With standards high from their debut LP and only bettered by the release of this track, MS MR look set to keep rising, and with sounds as good as this, the duo could easily clinch the coveted ‘sound of the summer’ title in 2015.