Single Review... Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed

I will be reviewing just the title track on this review as there is (sadly) too many remixes to cover. Following this 12”, Domino / Weird World release the d├ębut album by Atlanta, Georgia based producer and songwriter Ernest Greene, AKA Washed Out. His first release, 2009’s home recorded 'Life Of Leisure EP' became an instant hit across blogs and press alike and catapulted Greene into the end of year polls - inspiring legions of imitators and several dubious new genres along the way. Two years in the making, 'Within And Without', recorded with Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter), is the full realisation of Greene’s pop vision – nine songs of emotional, psychedelic dance music that is almost orchestral in its composition.



Eyes Be Closed:
The song itself is a shimmering piece of 80s nostalgia. Borrowing from New Wave, lo-fi and shoegaze movements, Washed Out has created a track of unadulterated joy. This is pop music at it's very best! If you're not already a fan of Washed Out's brand of fuzzy, summery anthems, this single is going to change your mind.
Out of 10: 8/10










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