Track Review: Noosa   Heartache

“With its lighthearted lyrics, the track is certainly as sweet as a frozen macchiato, but my taste buds seem to be tingling for the zesty jolt of black coffee Noosa has gotten them used to.”

Noosa’s bright electro-pop EP has been brewing in this Cafe for a while now and yesterday the duo just shot us with a fresh espresso shot of synthesizers with the release of the single “Heartache”.

 

The New Yorkers had already nuzzled their way into the dreampop niche with the brilliant and enthralling single “Fear of Love” featuring a pulsing bass line that’ll get everyone swaying energetically, from minimal lovers to pure pop aficionados. They had then followed up with a surprisingly eclectic self-named EP : “Mirrors in the Moonlight” whose title rings a bell if you’ve listened to “Fear of Love” a few times, is actually an acoustic cover of the latter track. “Walk on By” in but a confirmation of the pair’s musical dexterity : from a simple piano and voice association the track fleshes out into a rhythmic symphonic chorus.

“Heartache” takes a sharp turn down the elevated road of disco loaded pop. The track opens with a clapped tambourine beat added to a retro synth riff, followed by dazzling clusters of electronic notes floating up to intermingle with the disco ball’s sparkles. Sky Barbarick’s voice contrasts sharply with the tracks mentioned previously as it perches way up high, ethereal and dainty, almost juvenile. With its lighthearted lyrics, the track is certainly as sweet as a frozen macchiato, but my taste buds seem to be tingling for the zesty jolt of black coffee Noosa has gotten them used to.