Joy Atlas’ ‘Drop Your Sword’ is a Harmonic Gem [Stream]

Joy Atlas’ latest track, “Drop Your Sword”, is a medley of harmonic goodness. While the band’s music is often categorized as “dream pop”, Joy Atlas separates themselves from the pack by bringing vocal artistry to the forefront, and “Drop Your Sword” most definitely no exception. By keeping production minimal, with muted, staccato beats that artfully push the song forward, the piece leaves room for Beccy Owen to really shine.  And shine she does — with control that’s unmatched, Owen masterfully interlays harmonies upon harmonies until the entire soundscape is enveloped. It’s almost as though a choir materialized out of thin air (spoiler alert: it’s just her).


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