In a complete departure from the loud and fuzzy shoegaze tones of their critically-acclaimed debut, Mouth Full Of You, Spunsugar’s new single, Happier Happyless, takes on a more electronic route to its predecessor, leaning towards a darker post-industrial sound.
With the first single from their forthcoming debut album, Drive Through Chapel, Spunsugar have succeeded in evolving their style into a concoction of industrial-driven beats and heavy guitar riffs. Its brooding, dark sound has undertones of Curve, with the band combining elements of their edgy electronica with the heavier rock vibe of Swervedriver.
Elin Ramstedt’s vocals have a rich, warm tone and quality to them that’s in complete juxtaposition to the trashy guitars and distorted bassline. Weaving together all those layers, Spunsugar’s Happier Happyless is a dynamic track that certainly doesn’t lack in emotional tonality. The lyrics not only reflect the subject of “pinning happiness and revenge” but also delve deeper into the need to feel inner happiness and peace free from the social constructs of society.
With a catchy chorus and a vocal line that can hold its own amongst the collision of jarring beats and guitars, Happier Happyless is a great track and a perfect introduction to their debut album, due to be released later this year on Adrian Recordings.