In one of the strangest and vibrant singles I’ve heard in 2021, Cid Rim channels Son Lux, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins (vocally) and a Pop-Jazz musician all at once. Hailing from London, Cid Rim has been busy working on his second album ‘Songs of Vienna’. His musical roots play on drum-driven jazz electronica but for this album, all the songs began their roots on analogue synthesizers. The result is something that you’d hear Son Lux or SOHN create but with jazzier chord progressions and less of a pop leaning.
All this culminates into ‘Purgatory’, the lead single for the forthcoming album. I love the chunky drums, floaty vocals, unusual chord progression and arpeggios and of course, the retro deep ‘ooohs’ of a male vocal boom. It’s percussive, an 80’s throwback and colours the music in a way that makes it stand out. The rest of the album will lean into both the jazz and clubbier side of the musical spectrums so I am really intrigued as to how this will come together.
The single ‘Purgatory’ is out now and you can enjoy the video visual for it below. ‘Songs of Vienna’ is due for release on the the15th of October. For more information on Cid Rim, you can follow him on Twitter.
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