Cartoon Smile – HCK9
Release Date: 5th February 2021
On the surface Cartoon Smile seems like an upbeat, electro-rock jam, yet there’s a dark undercurrent which goes well with its theme of masked depression.
There’s a hint of Alex Turner’s drawl in vocalist James Brown which helps keep the track grounded even among the sometimes sugary-sweet electronic beats. By uniting these two ends of the spectrum HCK9 prove themselves to be quite a unique proposition.