London-based electronic music duo Empathy Test (made up of vocalist Isaac Howlett and producer Adam Relf) have released their gripping new electronic-pop track “Bare My Soul”. The song showcases the childhood friends’ brooding, cinematic sound with pulsating, analogue synthesizers combined with a staggered drumbeat and rolling toms, driving the track to a dazzling, euphoric chorus.
“’Bare My Soul’ is literally about doing just that; baring one’s soul. Isaac was initially inspired by a radio documentary he heard about Kurt Cobain, in which someone said, “[Kurt] had this ability to…bare his soul, in a way that no one else could”. The music mirrors that feeling of release when you finally get things off your chest, moving from the dark, suffocating tightness of the verses into the bright, open space of the choruses. The people in the song; Stephen, Blythe, Cassandra and Sophie, are all real people that Isaac encountered growing up” – Empathy Test
“…like an echo of a classic film soundtrack, [EmpathyTest] wouldn’t sound out of place snaking into the soundtrack of Netflix series Stranger Things’ second season.” – The Line of Best Fit Empathy Test is London-based electronic music duo Isaac Howlett (vocals) and Adam Relf (production).