“Intergalactic pop” – Clash – Anglo-French trio debut with the soft psychedelic electronica of ‘Universal’
SAFETALK – UNIVERSAL
Released tomorrow and just premiered on Clash, ‘Universal’ is the stunning debut single from Safetalk, an Anglo-French trio whose past endeavours have involved everything from releasing relentless Techno to singing with Future Sound of London. Together though they’ve combined like some tie-dyed Voltron to make softly psychedelic electronic pop that unashamedly looks to the cosmos for inspiration and doesn’t worry about wearing its heart on its sleeve.
“Stand back from all that you can see,
The universal has a path to lead,
Just tell it what you really need
and do it again.”
In an increasingly divided world Safetalk’s stunning debut single, ‘Universal’, arrives like an unexpected but much needed radio transmission from the cosmos, the sound of distant galaxies colliding, their spiral arms embracing in an ecstatic pre-ordained dance of birth, death and rebirth.
From Paris and Berlin with love, Safetalk marry dreamy psychedelic soul to the entrancing clockwork rhythms of electronica, reaching for the same ‘teenage symphonies to God’ that Brian Wilson once strove for.
Like music appearing from the static of a detuned television the result is suffused with a nimbus like inner light, a soft power that transforms a humble pop song into a hymn of submission to a greater force, of love under will.