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New Ruby Lemon: “Under The Water”

Sometimes, you just want to dunk your head under the faucet and let everything coming out flow over you. Well, thank you Fukuoka project Ruby Lemon for an apt soundtrack. “Under The Water” is a slow moving synth-pop number more concerned about submerging the listener than reaching any particular destination. The vocals convey this best — they are warped, content to swim in the fried sounds around them, not lazy but content in a welcoming way. Tension emerges late courtesy of some dialogue samples that add a slight pang of unease to the song, but even that sudden flash can’t erase the vibe preceding it. Listen above.