Beautiful Machines have all the hallmarks of being one of those bands whose songs are perennial favorites on every playlist. Conrad Schuman’s vocals, guitar and synths beautifully dovetail with Veli-Matti Mattilla’s drums.
This is a San Francisco band through and through. From their mellow M83 style harmonies to the best of 90s New Division, the electo-pop soundscapes they paint are a modern day myth making process of its own. Their new album Bridges came out on 22 July and Sunrise Song is everything that a Beautiful Machines fan expects it to be and more.
The streaks of hope against an apocalyptic background is ever present in this song and the ominous presence of doom makes the melancholia even more beautiful. The band is going from strength to strength and this pleasantly haunting earworm is a testament to their originality.