Electro Duo Olloway Drop Tender Debut EP Full Of Dark Dance Anthems
It's no secret that we love Olloway here at The Music Mermaid. In the last month or two, we've already covered a few of their tender tracks, and we're back now to swoon over their debut EP, Haunted.
Previously known as the EDM duo FKYA, the guys switched gears recently to form Olloway, a new project churning out high-intensity club anthems mixed with rock influence.
Last week, Olloway released in full their debut EP, Haunted, after teasing out each track over the last few months. Individually, each song boasts new levels of talent and obsession. Together, though, the EP proves to be an engaging and imaginative four-track collection of technical and creative prowess from two major talents.
Haunted opens with "August," an addictive pop romp built on rapid-fire plinking beats booming beneath smooth, steady vocals. Throughout the track, those summery pop tones continue as the rest of the arrangement grows tender and emotional. Next comes the EP's title track, "Haunted," an emotive electronic piece that thumps relentlessly with electric-rock rhythms and a ton of urgent passion as the chorus echoes, "You won't leave me haunted anymore." On "Moving Out," we get the duo's dark, moody vibes once again. Here, the track focuses on a tempermental club vibe, resounding with synth chimes and gritty rock rhythms, a fiery and desperate percussion-based anthem to get lost in. Haunted ends with "Something Missing," a sweetened genre-bending ballad experimenting with vibrant, buzzy rock rhythm lines, deep bass booms, and eerie vocals singing sparse lines like "Oh, and don't you know that I'll be there for you?" above the simple, persistent arrangement that confidently -- but still softly -- explodes into electric solos.
On Haunted, the guys of Olloway offer layers of thick, rich electronic talent courtesy of their backgrounds in music production. Each track is coated in pop-rock rhythms but mixed with dramatic, grandiose electric tones that elevate each arrangement. The EP is carefully crafted, delivering four moody, swollen club bangers we can't get enough of.