Following on from the release of his debut album as House Of Black Lanterns, ‘Kill The Lights’, earlier this year, producer Dylan Richards returned in that guise this week with the ‘You, Me, Metropolis’ EP. It leads with the title track, taken from the album, plus remixes of ‘Broken’ and ‘Shot You Down’, by Unsubscribe and Breakage respectively.
But while ‘You, Me, Metropolis’ is one of the album’s standout tracks, and the two remixes are interesting (if not entirely satisfying) takes on the originals, it’s the final track on the EP, ‘Worthless’, which I’ve been returning to the most.
A new track, it stands apart from the music on ‘Kill The Lights’, while still sitting within the sonic boundaries Richards has set for HOBL. Dark, foreboding beats and vocals are juxtaposed with almost euphoric stabs of synths. The synths say ‘put your hands in the air’, the track as a whole says, ‘put your fucking hands where I can see them’.
Watch the video for ‘Worthless’ here: