Psychedelic Revolution is a one-man project based out in Singapore. He states that he likes most things such as Alt R&B and Alt Rock. Having worked primarily with the guitar, Psychedelic Revolution prefers to use that as his primary instrument in most of his music. He has already achieved quite a lot having worked with XTX and receiving a shout out from We Love Lo-Fi. However, he is on his way to newer heights in his career.
You & I is a pretty relaxed alternative track. It has a very strong Space Rock vibe going for it. It reminds me of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by the Arctic Monkeys. Psychedelic Revolution does a brilliant job with its production and sound design. Every element is well placed and balanced out well. The piano, bass and drums do a brilliant job at keeping the groovy rhythm, but the guitar really steals the show. The guitar work, at times, sounds dissonant, but never out of place within the track. Psychedelic Revolution’s vocals sound absolutely sublime and like he’s barely putting in any effort.
I really enjoy the music. Specifically, because You & I has this progressive, spacey vibe to it that reminds me of some of my favourite artists. The dissonance and distortion only make me love the track even more. I highly recommend giving it a listen, but don’t just take my word for it.
If you want more information about this project, why not listen to it from the man himself? Read on below for an exclusive interview with Psychedelic Revolution!
How would you describe the Psychedelic Revolution sound? What would you say defines it?
Very good first question!Songs with groove and soulful (bluesy) melodies. Since guitar is my primary instrument, there seems to always be one on a track. Be it acoustic or electric. Another element that’s probably there most of the time is many layers that build. Also, I got good advice from someone who told me to ‘flow like a rapper and sing like an opera singer.
What is the most difficult thing about being a musician in this day and age?
Probably the social media side of things since I’m an introvert. I generally feel slightly uncomfortable with sharing selfies.
Have you been able to play any gigs and have you got any lined up?
Very current affairs of you. No, not really this year but there is something akin to a UN charity gig coming up.
What is the worst experience you’ve ever had at a gig?
I had a rare case of chickenpox when I was 18 (yes, I never had it as a baby) and I was playing a gig with spots increasing all over my body. I think I “shrugged it off like a bad case of measles” and nobody listening noticed the difference.
What’s next for Psychedelic Revolution?
More practise. Working on improving my craft and getting it heard more. Pleasure talking to you.