Stuttgart-based Synth Pop Duo Sugartin gets unique with their latest EP Breakdown released on February 1, 2024. Produced by Iris and Daniel in the Sugartin Studio, their latest record explores synth-pop blends minimalistic beats, infectious melodies, and multilingual lyricism.
The opening track, “Breakdown,” demonstrates the minimalist approach with pulsating beats. With syrupy synth lines zooming through the rhythm, Iris’s vocals convey a sense of exhaustion and defeat, capturing the essence of physical and mental burnout. The hypnotic monologue style, coupled with soulful touches of breathy huffs, creates an immersive experience that effectively expresses the breakdown to us.
“Komm Wir Tanzen,” inspired by 80s New Wave sound, takes a different turn with hooky melodies and catchy rapping over minimalistic yet consistent beats. The track engages and entertains.
The EP reaches its culmination with the beautiful and addictive “Imagination,” a French song that introduces a euphonious melody and harmonious singing. The pulsating thin and sharp oscillating beats dynamizes the song, but gives the beautiful and luscious vocals of Iris the podium.
Sugartin, since their musical journey began in 2022, has made significant strides, playing several concerts in the region of Stuttgart and even venturing to Paris. Released under Exlove Records, Breakdown reflects their growth and exploration within the synth-pop landscape.
Breakdown is a must-listen for fans of synth pop and electronic music alike. Listen to this unique piece of auditory art and listen to Sugartin expressing and storytelling through their music most uniquely.
Review By: Naomi Joan