With her haunting new single ‘Longing‘, Chicago-based artist and producer Softmax offers an entrancing first taste of her upcoming dystopian EP Any Minute Now.
Inspired by an endless chemical plant fire incident, the track evokes a yearning that only time, observation and solitude can quell. Softmax’s vocals drift spectral over minimalist production, beautifully channelling her OCD-induced anxieties about modern technology.
There’s a hypnotic quality to ‘Longing‘ that lingers like smoke, drawing listeners into Softmax’s atmospheric world. Softmax explores nuanced emotional states with dramatic flair and with this song alone, she proves herself a singular new voice in leftfield electronic music.