It’s got the makings of a tender, bitter-sweet love song but with the opening lyrics, ‘Tear Me Apart, squeeze my lungs, make my speech dumb’, you do begin to what you have let yourself in for…
Future Shapes is the solo project of a young San Franciscan and his sound is a fine blend of the weird and the wonderful. Taken from a split EP ‘Love Weights’, released February this year, (with shared tracks from Dot Vom), 2nd single ‘Tear Me Apart’ does a fine job of dressing up dejected lyrics into a pretty melody; it’s disguise will lure you in. Once in, its waltzing rhythm sweeps over you in a romantic wave of lo-fi dreaminess and you find yourself happy to drift on its wave, bobbing up and down as droning lyrics rise and fall in it’s swell.
It’s a fantastic track of obscure beauty, where darkness dwells in the veils of light and all is not what it first seems.
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