TOP INDIE POP: PRINCE FOX - SPACE FEAT. QUINN XCII
Hey, We Are: The Guard readers! Let’s play my current favorite game on Twitter: What y’all mad about today?
Not much, really -- except I can’t stop thinking about the increasingly diminishing quality of mainstream pop music. I mean, we did just get a 6th-grade-petty single from Taylor Swift last week, AND a cringey new video from Katy Perry that gave us all second-hand embarrassment. So where’s our radio-friendly savior when we need one?!!
I’m not really sweating it, though. Up-and-coming electronic producer Prince Fox said “I got y’all” this month and released a single primed and ready for commercial take-off. Listen to “Space” below.
PRINCE FOX - SPACE FEAT. QUINN XCII
In “Space,” the production speaks for itself instantaneously, plain and simple. Prince Fox creates an effortless and infectious beat, melody, hook -- the works. Vocals are provided by Quinn XCII, who contributes such a glorious falsetto in the chorus that it betrays the rather gloomy lyrics he’s singing. Yes, “Space” is a break-up song, which I find hilarious because the poppy soundscape that both Prince Fox and Quinn XCII create for the track rivals that of Disclosure’s “Latch” with Sam Smith. So if “Latch” was our future pop anthem for love, think of “Space” as the end of that same relationship. Break-ups suck. But who honestly needs a relationship when Prince Fox is throwing down on the future pop genre like this?
“Space” has all the elements a song needs to break through into the charts and become an unexpected banger. So I’m petitioning right now to make this happen. Let’s go, y’all. We can be the change we want to see in the world… and on the radio.
Expect more from Prince Fox, especially with the dynamite label of Dim Mak backing him up. Check out his Soundcloud here.