Listen// Vilde pioneers a new altpop subgenre

Termed ‘study dance’, the new subgenre is altpop with a radiohead-ish twist.

It’s amazing what you can achieve in three minutes. Altpop artist Vilde, for example, has just dropped a new single — Stimuli  — that in the space of three minutes has developed a new subgenre.

Termed ‘study dance’, the atmospheric and sophisticated yet warm style is a welcome spin on the often cold and almost alien pop feel of many altpop artists. Inspired by the likes of Radiohead and Wild Beasts, the track makes a strangely successful attempt at combining robotic electronica with human emotion.

By this, we mean that its characterised predominately by glitchy electronica drums, warm washes of synths and a unique vocal style that bleeds emotion. This, along with sudden pauses and shifting tempos, offers something wholly new to the altpop experience. Stimuli truly is the start of something new.

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