For all of its funhouse electronics, garbled vocals, and dreamscape conceits, “Heavy Burden” is a well-balanced track with a danceable melody. Denmark’s Sleep Party People aimed to capture the realm between waking life and dreams in this woozy cut from their new album, We Were Drifting on a Sad Song, and, thankfully, edit that world into an inviting spread of twinkling synths and tiny drum beats that pulse timely enough to step to. Despite its title, “Heavy Burden” eschews the tension of a bad dream and, instead, and brims with a sense of fun and dopey-eyed optimism that sounds like a state of reality we wouldn’t mind to dwell in.
We Were Drifting on a Sad Song is out now on Brine & Barnacles Records.
Sleep Party People - Heavy Burden