On “Bullets In The Bower” Portland-based duo Small Million turn a campfire ballad into a synth-drenched dreamscape. Ryan Linder’s production shows dynamic range, starting with a cold, isolated vocal. He then turns up the heat and brings in the trap beats and synths. The sounds blend perfectly with the vocal performance of Malachi Graham. She can bring it low when she needs to, but her voice works best in the upper register.
They’ve been enjoying critical praise in the Pacific Northwest for a few years now, and their new EP might be the one to launch them onto the national scene. Young Fools is seven tracks, 4 of which you can hear right now before you pre-order on Bandcamp.