With a name like Majical Cloudz, I was not expecting a sound like this. What I expected was some sort of EDM-like dance pop. In actuality, these guys feel more like Chet Faker crossed with synth-influenced pop. I’ve seen this called art-pop, which is a much better description than the bland “electronic” description they get in iTunes.
Devon Walsh’s voice really carries this project. He’s one half of this musical duo, but I get the feeling that Majical Cloudz is really his baby. His voice is fantastic, but the mood of the whole thing really sets the band apart. This is a contemplative record obsessed with loneliness, and it’s beautifully morose.
While this wouldn’t be my Monday morning listening, it absolutely is something I’d put on when I’m feeling a little introspective. It’s honest and real, despite its synth origins. Highly recommended.