The Skating Party is ready to once again grace the music scene with their unique blend of dreamy atmospheres and poignant melodies. After their 2021 EP “Night Ruins”, The Skating Party is now gearing up to release their highly anticipated full-length album, Age of Cruel. Leading the way is the mesmerizing single, “Slow Attack“, a track that encapsulates their signature sound while exploring themes of mental health struggles and longing.
The Skating Party, the brainchild of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Gregory James, has undergone an intriguing evolution over the years. Early records drew inspiration from the likes of The Cure and Cocteau Twins, featuring a blend of Prince-esque synths, catchy guitar hooks, and electronic elements. As time passed, the songwriting took on a more atmospheric direction, emphasizing reverb-soaked vocal melodies, dreamy guitar lines, and live drumming
Their latest release “Slow Attack” is a sonic exploration that delves into the ethereal realms of dream-pop and lo-fi aesthetics. The track gracefully intertwines reverberating guitar strums with 80s-inspired synths, creating a lush and atmospheric musical canvas. The delicate yet compelling male vocal performance briings emotional depth, weaving a narrative of struggling with common mental health challenges – the turmoil of trying to hold on to someone who’s not ready to stay. This evocative combination of musical elements makes “Slow Attack” an intricate piece that resonates with listeners on both musical and emotional levels.