The new Kriss Reeve song Flashing Lights invites us to an unforgettable Pop influenced Melodic Techno ride into the nightlife. The futuristic sound and flashy production paint a sonic mural that is vivid, yet monumental in its scale. As it’s always the case with Kris Reeve‘s signature production style, Flashing Lights features gorgeous and lush vocal accompaniment.
The straightforward, no-nonsense approach to the structure allows the listener to focus on the track’s rhythmic and harmonic details. Those, along with the impressive sound design by Kriss Reeve, build the atmosphere of Flashing Lights. And it’s an atmosphere that is truly hard to associate with anything else but the adventurous neo-romanticism of urban nightlife. Kriss Reeve meticulously crafts every single element of the track to fit into another. The result sounds as satisfying as watching a Tetris combo happening. The swirling arpeggios beautifully wrap around the vocals and the drum rolls give the needed space for the song to accelerate before each drop. As the track progresses, all of this is being reinforced by 80s-style string synths and vocoding, transforming the song into a full-fledged Synthwave-style energy, moments before it leaves us in silence.
In its essence, Flashing Lights works as an all-season banger by combining its warm and really cold-sounding attributes. It’s unclear whether this is done with a creative intent or not, but you can hear that even in the lyrics. As a Pop influenced Melodic Techno opus, this new Kriss Reeve song offers the most catchy and fresh melodies. While the memorable hooks instantly stick in your mind, they never annoy and are far from being boring. And as a club banger, it has the type of production that sounds so spacious it can be used in a playlist of a party on a planetary level.