There is a downright abundance of EDM artists producing beats that overlap pulsating synths decent enough to fist-bump to. However, no EDM artist or collective has embraced the new, as well as the old, and captured the essence of both quite as successfully as Lyndon Rivers has. Lyndon has shamelessly broke out into the Pop as well as the EDM scene with various releases which seemed to have all listeners simultaneously rolling their eyes and bopping their heads along to the infectious leads.
On his newest effort, “Too Hot”, Lyndon Rivers curates an anthem meant to push the soundscapes of Pop and EDM through a multitude of layers and textures that are both retro and futuristic. Indeed, the song showcases Lyndon’s unique potential, illustrating how the EDM-turned-Pop tunes can truly take the music industry by storm by effectively marrying evocative bass drops and Pop hooks to the scene.
The instrumentation on this track is actually quite varied, as one gets to hear the producer experiment with some 80s retro tones. Something he has already done on the odd occasion. The female vocals are clean and expressive, yet hypnotic as the entrancing bass bubbles up, complementing the stripped-down, yet evocative lyrics.
No wonder why “Too Hot” is the epitome of fun, infectious, and free-spirited Dance-Pop. Unlike many songs with a main focus on synthetic leads, this track does not weaken its punchy synths: instead, they only build up intensity.
One of the true standout aspects of the single is the featured vocalist who provides a truly brilliant vocal performance that incorporates rich texture and a unique color to complement the music. Indeed, the chemistry between the vocalist and the producer allows the two to blend irresistibly smoothly.
The track ties in all the sonic soundscapes of fun: with an inevitably catchy bass drop, incorporating pulsating bass synths. Fun and exciting, Lyndon Rivers’ “Too Hot” single is truly a generational mating call that screams what it is like to be young, wild, and carefree.
By blending EDM dynamics and Pop-oriented hooks, Lyndon Rivers demonstrates his potential to dominate the underground crossover dance industry as we know it.