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Review: "Sweet Words" - Mystic Waxx

“Sweet Words” is a bouncy electro-synth groove that’s equal parts sultry and mysterious. The sweet words one says when trying to seduce someone is flattering, and it’s fun to play coy and watch as he chases after you. His words, laced with sugar and delivered with enough emotion to feel believable, are easy to say and give you enough validation to fall for him. But just as this song is about the sweet ones that one says, it also serves as a warning: to take a step back from getting caught up in it all and think about this person logically.

From the pulsating bass to the velvet-lined voice beside them, Mystic Waxx crafts an alluring atmosphere around temptation. The voice is layered carefully with the background vocals and instruments, taking care not to overpower each other; instead, everything balances delicately on a thread, the instruments emerging almost cautiously in a solo after the vocals fade out. The bass never wavers in the background, setting the beat and tone of the piece.

Mystic Waxx is a London-based electronic indie-pop duo, delivering their fans a mix of blues beats with hip hop instruments powered by floating electronic sounds that are influenced by the likes of Pink Floyd, Portishead, The Knife, and Bonobo. Releasing a couple of singles in 2020 and 2021, Mystic Waxx hasn’t run out of steam yet, and it’s clear that their innovative and interesting sounds have heights to go.

Written By Megan Cao



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