Recently released through independent label South By Sea, pop artist Ofelia K‘s first official release of 2016 is making the rounds through the indie dance blogosphere. The track, a playful game of language entitled “Cinco,” is a light, indie-electro pop number which swaps out typical 4/4 structure for something more meticulous and downtempo. In fact, while it’s technically an electronic track, the use of electronica based elements mirrors that of recent artists like Melanie Martinez and Tove Lo: sparingly, but in an effort to promote emphasis on its ‘catchy’ factor. Ultimately, this reinforces the current pop music landscape comprised of a continuedÂ blurringÂ ofÂ electronic music and pop with each passing week. However, that doesn’t discount the production at all.
As far as pop music goes, being independent allows for some creative free will and wiggle room to do things differently. By choosing a 2/4 structure, it allows for the track to build to its unorthodox drop which, in many ways, gives the ebb and flow something similar to future bass. That is, of course, if this were a future bass track that had a feeling of bizarre tension like a circus where the clowns begin laughing more intensely with each subsequent pratfall and injury.
Metaphors aside, this is a track that could be potentially remixed over and over throughout the summer, so it’s one to keep on your radar in the coming months.