London’s own Ebony Bones, born Ebony Thomas, just uploaded the new single “I See I Say” from her upcoming two-part album Behold, a Pale Horse, and it punched me in my face. From the arresting titular vocal loop that drives the song from start to finish to the swelling orchestral strings that add some sinister sonic depth, this genre-eluding electronic ballad pulses with ominous energy.
Bones creates a sound that’s undeniably big. “I See I Say” grabs you by your collar and shakes you. No, better yet, it grabs your baby out of your infant sling and shakes it, right in front of you, and then gives it back. It’s cold, and badass, dark, and awesome. The addition of a children’s choir is a classy touch, and adds an sweet dichotomous underscore to the brooding composition.
Keep your ears peeled for the new album August 5, 2013.