20-year-old French producer HOLOW takes listeners to destinations unknown on his new single “Chemicals.” Composed entirely at the foothills of Mont Blanc, this electronic coup is a shared escape from reality.
A maze of genre and sound, “Chemicals” steps through junctures of indie-pop and progressive electronic, while keeping a sharp, alternative edge in its peripheral. HOLOW designs a deceptively complex algorithm of sound that goes above and beyond contemporary dance music. Thanks to fragmented rhythms and unexpected transitions, “Chemicals” is filed under experimental modernism. Cutting edge as hell, “Chemicals” has potential to forge the future of French electronica.