“BOUND TOGETHER”, THE FIRST NEW MUSIC FROM SCOTT HARDWARE SINCE MUTATE REPEAT INFINITY, OUT NOW ON TELEPHONE EXPLOSION
“Connecting his love of both dance music and new wave pop, while subtly taking on queer political issues in his lyrics” - VICE
“A sonic leap forward for the Toronto producer, while still maintaining the inherent hazy chillness we fell in love with in the first place” - Silent Shout
“While his club inspirations are easy to spot on debut Mutate Repeat Infinity, he’s still got a least one foot in the indie pop world” - NOW
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“Bound Together” is the first track from Scott Hardware since 2016’s Mutate Repeat Infinity, which finds the avant-pop artist combining acoustic instrumentations with deep electronic flourishes.
On “Bound Together” Hardware continues his quest to find the limit of what can be called ‘electronic music.’ Dusty pianos and heavy drums rub up against digital squeaks and squeals to dazzling effect, all anchored by a naked vocal performance.
Recorded live off the floor with Toronto scene heavy-hitters Carlyn Bezic (Ice Cream) and Simone Tisshaw-Baril (Highest Order, Tropics, Partner) as rhythm section, “Bound Together” feels warm and alive and is brought into another realm by the haunted backup-vocals of Deidre Nox.
Lyrically, the song follows the thought process of someone having been cut off from communication from a loved one. The song follows its narrator through embarrassment, to desperation to at last, resignation. At the song’s crescendo we hear Hardware justifying the mania : ‘(there’s) a million reasons why I need to hear my baby tell,” and then as if having given up: ‘he’s having the time of his life’.