Hot Minute continue their emergence in the synth-pop scene.
We’ve previously featured the trio known as Hot Minute before when they released their debut single, Magic. We stated: “A successful debut for the trio is no doubt going to carve them a path to find an audience with an appreciation of their talents.”
A few months down the line and Hot Minute have released their newest single, Hell Is Empty. The single follows the same synth-style they achieved in their debut and showcases what fans and future listeners have to look forward too in the months and years to come.
The follow up to a debut single can always be hard to meet expectations, however, Hell Is Empty is a clear example of how to meet those expectations and potentially exceed. Hell Is Empty follows a similar format as Magic, starting off with a slow-building synth-based instrumental, reminiscent of a Blade Runner inspired beat, setting the atmosphere before transitioning into the pop vocals that merge both genres perfectly. The single is available on Spotify and also on Youtube in the link below:
In our previous article, we explained that Hot Minute describe themselves as synth-pop, a genre that became renowned in Japan in the late 1970s. They have not shied away from the genre for Hell Is Empty, a solid second single for the Manchester-based band. Showcasing their talents and possible prospects in the future, by providing a niche in the genre they prefer to portray, with subtle yet important nods to synth-pop of the 70s and 80s, which is not prominent in Western girl bands in the modern era.
The second outing is just as interesting as the first, tapping into a genre that the industry has been too afraid to explore. The rising stars of Manchester continue to strike gold as they prove their worth; Hot Minute continues to carve a path in the music scene and will surely gain more prominence in the months to come as we look forward to their next release.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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