Shimmering indie-pop with a deep bass push and mighty vocals
Not every band would be in a situation where their lead singer can’t enjoy their first national radio play because they’re locked in school. Then again, not every band is as talented as Healyum. Their latest track Fools Eyes is a dominating declaration of intent, requiring very little imagination to see exactly why they’re kicking up a storm.
It’s a solid mix of Lorde and Florence and The Machine, which doesn’t immediately strike as the most straightforward comparison. In honesty it’s hard to even find a straightforward comparison. Delicate percussion chimes shimmer atop a crushing kick drum, a dense synth radiates from somewhere in the middle and the magnificent vocals hold a naivity that feels like it is drowning in the powerful delivery. The song is built on flexible layers of ghostly contradiction that somehow work brilliantly.
Fools Eyes captures an ethereal strength that often goes amiss in music. Modern music has become a popular swirl of spacious sounds that lack a sense of edginess and strength. Healyum have found that missing sense and that is their greatest strength.