Synthwave Sunday: Pylot, “Lost”
“Lost,” the second single from rising synthwave artist Pylot’s sophomore EP, offers the perfect cross-section of the places to which the genre has evolved in 2019, combining razor-edged, aggressive production with its pop-focused neon sheen and utilizing everything in between for dramatic, emotional effect. Shreddy electric guitar leads combine with modern, hard-hitting beats, which sit right besides dreamy, atmospheric synths and hook-heavy, vocoder-laden singing. It’s a winning combination that harks back to what Gunship accomplished on their 2018 masterpiece Dark All Day and it should appeal to fans on all sides of the synthwave spectrum and beyond. Most importantly, it’ll be stuck in your head… I promise.
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