Make Believe Melodies Logo

New Athena: “Cry More Cry”

Sometimes, the most unexpected things conjure up pathos. Producer Athena’s latest features a pounding beat and a mid-song excursion featuring samples from anime, yet rather than be high-energy netlabel filler, Athena wraps it in a series of wispy synthesizer lines, giving “Cry More Cry” a melancholic vibe. It exists on the same plane as Shortcake Collage Tape’s “Summer School,” a similarly dizzy song using cartoon samples to hit on a fleeting feeling already gone. Listen above.