White Hex, “Paradise”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 06.23.14 in Listen to This

“Paradise,” from moody electro duo White Hex, is as icy, imposing and slow-moving as a glacier. Its impressive in its scale: synths rain down crystalline and cold, and Tara Green’s moody, mid-range vocals navigate skillfully between them. The song speaks of hope — “Gonna start again in paradise,” Green vows, but its tone is so vast and dreamlike it’s hard to tell if she’s merely singing in her sleep. It’s a sleek, bewitching vision.