Canadian group Phèdre dished out this track less than a week ago with little fanfare, but is now gaining more exposure thanks to one of 2012’s most prevalent artists, Grimes. Earlier this week the Canadian songstress was quoted saying, “All I can say is that it doesn’t get much cooler than Phèdre, and this is one catchy fucking song.”
Daniel Lee and April Aliermo of Hooded Fang, along with Airick Woodhead of Doldrums, combine together to create music that launch a lucid sonic attack upon your ears. In its greatest efforts, “Cold Sunday” takes shape in a variety of genres, giving us a plethora of creative and intriguing sounds with ambiguous allure. Right at the start of the song we get a glimpse into what pure insanity might sound like. I can make out hazy demonic murmurs, wobbly drums and a tiptoeing beat that builds up into an outburst of pop-infused hip hop.
Clearly, this description sounds a little obscure, but this song is anything but normal. Imagine Neon Indian, Of Montreal and Outkast procreating and giving birth to a skitzed-out alien baby and you get “Cold Sunday.”
Check out Phèdre’s self-titled wreckord which dropped on February 14 via Daps Records.