On Empathy Test, Eli Raybon is able to establish an engrossing 1980s-infused synth-pop track that takes the best parts of the Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, and Erasure. Simultaneously, he ramps up the track’s momentum to refresh the overall sound and place it as a viable alternative to electro-funk. Tremendous charisma drips off of every lyric for Empathy Test, making for an absolutely memorable song. We’re particularly fans of the depth of Raybon’s instrumentation on his latest single. The resulting musical side of things is so deep and dense that fans will have to play the song multiple times before hearing everything that has been contained within.
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