After creating a demand for her music on various European radio stations with her vibrant, almost otherworldly sound, Danish/German-born artist GRETA is a rising star amongst the acts of disco-laden electronic pop that has resurfaced in recent years.
Having most recently collaborated with Faroese musician and composer Teitur, GRETA has just finished working with the Norwegian artist Farao on her forthcoming EP, Ardent Spring Part II. Hydrogen, released on May 8th, is the second single from the EP, which has already received widespread recognition for its unique and astronautic pop sound.
Farao’s role as producer can be heard immediately on Hydrogen, whose own enchanting sound of soft vocals and groove-centred synths has obviously been a significant influence on GRETA’s development as an electronic pop artist. Starting with a repetitive rhythmic and funky synth line that gives a futuristic feel, Hydrogen is not as exactly sonically daring as it could be, but does an excellent job of blurring the boundaries of that old classic 80s tone with a modern art-pop sound. By the time the chorus comes in, a hazier soundscape is created with those soft, warm synths building layers of atmospheric texture and tone that still leaves plenty of room for GRETA’s airy and angelic vocals and harmonies. The verse and chorus glide seamlessly together, giving Hydrogen this dreamy quality that drags us into the mystical universe of GRETA. Despite being a straightforward electronic pop song with a surreal edge, it is lyrically intriguing, with Hydrogen exploring how light can be a catalyst in our own lives to move forward and conquer any darkness within.
Beautifully composed and put together, with all those shiny elements of creativity and imagination, Hydrogen is a smooth blend of dreamy pop synths and cosmic dust that’s bound to be a pop classic.