Phosphenes is an instrumentally complex effort that has some of the same emotive arrangements of early The Police and Cure. Ruby Ryan’s vocals are touching and heartfelt here; anyone that has had to go through the expression of young love will be able to understand the leitmotif of the track. The inclusion of synths to the mix bring in a hint of acts like Walk The Moon and OK Go. While retro in its overall sound, Phosphenes is an effort that sparkles and shines brilliantly. Adopting a number of different styles and approaches here, Ruby Ryan is able to make this effort germane to a wide swath of music fans.
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