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Behind The Track: 'Psycho' by Moodbay

If Moodbay aren't already on your radar, they need to be. Their latest song 'Psycho' is yet more proof that this duo is serious about writing great music; track after track. Do they ever leave the studio?!

This is a dreamy layered synth-pop track that doesn't mess about and is brimming with emotion. The delicate piano in the verses contrast well with the thick powerful choruses that soar with interweaving vocals and synth lines.

The band's influences included Radiohead, Gorillaz, David Bowie, Little Dragon, Portishead, Massive Attack, Christine and the Queens, Lorde and James Blake. They effortlessly fuse together acoustic and electronic elements. Anna's vocal is warm and reminiscent of Ellie Goulding. Alfie's production is sublime; warm and full-bodied but never over-bearing.

Singer Anna tells us: "Psycho is a song about a toxic relationship, where each person isn't speaking the same language anymore. Maybe both people feel misunderstood by the other. Yet there's a spark still there. Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, the love will evolve and they'll get through the rough patch. Just don't go labelling each other. This song is saying give each other a chance to be a better person..."

Anna also tells us that the duo have just got their hands on a couple of new synths, and that we can expect a more analogue edge to their music going forward. For now, go stream 'Psycho' and see what these guys are made of. You'll be hooked.

‘Psycho’ by Moodbay is available to stream and download as part of their album right here:

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