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New Einsteins: “Ribbon”

Synth-pop project Einsteins has quite the treat for Valentine’s Day 2019. “Ribbon” splits the difference between bouncy electronic fare and a slightly more chamber-leaning arrangement lending the song an air of sophistication. But they never get stuffy about it. Bells chime off and synthesized strings swirl around while Einsteins let their vocals zig-zag through the nooks, but while it gets pretty movie musical at times (the woodwinds nearly push this one over too far), that beat keeps on nudging everything along. Fittingly for a love song, this one captures the pure Disney-like glee a spark can bring, but reminds that one needs to stay focused for anything to really sparkle. Listen above.