Twee sweetness artfully disguises the gut punch of the Scandinavian indie artist CILVR’s vivid lyrics. Combining pop and electronica, her song “Bound to Die” accomplishes the seemingly opposed dual goals of robust narration and an evocation of ethereality as she sings about the experience of going through a breakup. CILVR’s sweet voice is instrumental in her depiction of the sensation of sinking in water as otherworldly, even as the organic instruments harmonize with the electronic to further highlight the delicate nature of her lyrics. It’s a master class in artistry.
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