Daily Discovery #42: Tsar B
If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to a purposeful walk, this is it. Bold, confident, and in your face – this is TSAR B.
Minimal layers, a slow tempo provided by an electronic drumbeat, and attitude-driven vocals make this track exude importance. Without the main vocals, the experimental track is mysterious. The layered backing vocals at different pitches push you into a haunted atmosphere. The strange electronic sounds build suspense and fear. It’s easy to picture yourself walking tepidly through an empty dark woods, mist floating around your ankles. You’d be terrified. But on top of this electro nightmare, is Tsar B’s sassy vocals. Her matter of fact voice delivered in a sensual tone gives confidence, removes all fear and mystery. Picture yourself back in that woods with the full piece of work as your soundtrack and you’ll obliterate anything in your way.
This track is taken from the debut EP of the Belgian artist. It’s a four track whammy where each is as good as the last. The final track on the EP is Escalate which was released at the the end of last year as a single. It’s another corker of an experimental pop track with the same powerful vocals so it’s no wonder it’s had over 131,000 listens. Myth was the next taster of this EP which was up on her Soundcloud six months ago and has since received over 74,000 plays. Next was Swim, released just two weeks ago. And most recently, here sits Fort.
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Speaking to The Fader at the end of 2015 with her release Escalate, Tsar B explained her style of music:
“A whole spectrum of colours appears when I listen to music…If I could place my music somewhere in there, it would approach the darker side. It’s a bit like the colour of what I think a space oddyssey would look like.”
The EP is available to stream and download from all the usual platforms – see here.