If we’re being honest, the brouhaha about traditional pop is almost completely dead, and finally, the age of perfunctory songs is giving way to a more intriguing kind of sound. A kind of sound that involves more than just coaxing your vocals against a melody that many could claim have heard elsewhere. We’re now living for a “Darker Place” kind of sound.
This appropriately named song appears to capture certain darkness that is trapped inside Rachel Chinouriri, and is violently demanding to be let out – this is especially apparent on the song’s dance break. What’s gratifying is that even with the several layers of spine-chilling effects that seem to serve as a cloak to her vulnerability, Rachel’s stellar vocals gleam throughout the song.
“Darker Place” is bound to be accused of being a little too FKA Twigs-y but that just translates to it being the gold standard of dark pop/electropop songs everywhere.