Houston bass producer and multi-instrumentalist Zach Burgett, better known as Prismo, has paved his own path in the industry throughout his young career. In his latest single, Dreams, he puts his originality on display once again.
The track opens almost immediately with a groovy, quick-hitting bassline below Burgett's own graceful vocals - a si and a stunningly soft melody, radiating with the glow of a summer festival track. Without losing its serene aura, the tempo increases with added echo, deepening the anxiety and expectation for the drop.
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Surprisingly, eccentric futuristic-synth timbres crash through the speakers, effectively creating a heavy trap drop, while severing the emotional engagement created in the song’s early stages. The build is beautifully emotional yet danceable. On the festival circuit, it would fit nicely as a conclusion track. Unfortunately, upon first listen the tension between the two distinct elements of the song, highlighted by the questionable bridge just before a gorgeously gentle melody eases the listener back to reality, was a disappointing surprise. Each new listen; however, made me appreciate the unexpected twist more. My initial expectation was dead wrong. That in itself is refreshing.
Art reflects life, and Prismo reminds his listeners that life is always changing through his highly diverse music. With a forthcoming EP entitled Distant Minds, which will include both Dreams and the recently released Shame, look for more diverse creativity from Prismo in the near future.
Written By: Aaron Nelson