The Safety Word are an electronic duo from Melbourne Australia their works inspired by dream pop, chill wave and trip-hop sensibilities.
The band consists of core song writing team John Rousvanis on (vocals/electric guitar) and Simon Quinn (laptop/keys) who either play as a compact duo unit or expand the band’s sound with an assortment of guest musicians for unique performances.
Their sound can be described as down tempo electronica with a twist of trip-hop and future R & B. Thrown into the blender are soulful vocals, abstract guitar, deep bass and ambient synth soundscapes.
The Safety Word released “Games” the lead single from their forth coming EP on Friday 27th of March.
This time they bring you a blistering electro-pop anthem crafted as much for the dance floor as it is for the headphones of the lonely ones pining after their unrequited love. This track bounces along with a catchy dance floor ready groove whilst keeping one foot firmly planted in washed out nostalgia and reflection.
The songs themes explore complex relationships, conflicting emotions and fear of commitment. Upbeat layers of warm punchy indietronica are counteracted by the melancholy subject matter and soulful delivery of the vocals. The song asks is it better to deceive oneself in order to not face evolving?
NSE BEST NEW POP 2020: Changing the rules of pop with a sleek ‘Heaven 17’ esque production, ‘The Safety Word’ are a classy act who play no ‘Games’ – New Sound Express UK
The lyrics talk about the trials and tribulations that are faced in relationships and what it is like to find out your lover is leading a double life. Does this person you devote yourself to just want to have fun and play mind games with you? Or can you find clarity and truth in order to progress the relationship on to a higher level?
Games is out now on all digital platforms.
Check out the official film clip here: