Naked: “Lie Follows Lie”
Fans of Edinburgh-based dream-pop act Magic Eye should have another reason to celebrate, with Alex from said outfit’s new project NAKED. While the name may be stark (pun intended) and its origins mysterious (the three members claim to have met in Fårö, Sweden and lived above a secret radar station), NAKED’s new single “Lie Follows Lie” is all about diaphanous texture and circuitous, often breathtaking washes of sound. The band’s own description of of using “a mix of sculptured guitar dissonance, R&B beats and traditional Gotlander vocals” sums up the track nicely. It’s the sort of song that sounds great in the background, but takes on a rainbow of new dimensions when cranked to high decibels. According to the band, they have some exciting things coming in the near future, but for now, “Lie Follows Like” stands alone as a particularly pretty monument to crystalline darkness.
Written by Nathan Reese