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Milk & Bone - Chrysalism

Bonsound Records

by Ben Boddez

The Montreal electro-pop duo have mentioned that the titular chrysalis of their third studio album refers to “the feeling of tranquility that comes with being indoors during a thunderstorm, privy to the drama while remaining somewhat removed and untouched.” This makes a lot of sense considering their sound. Just like the relaxing couch as the storm rages outside, the project often features calming and airy vocals juxtaposed with icy synths and chaotic electronic soundscapes.

The two-time Polaris nominees continue to complement each other well vocally, bolstering their sharp and rhythmic pop songwriting with a contrast between one softer, Grimes-esque tone and one with fuller belts.