Written by: Jen Dan
Based out of Los Angeles, synthwave extraordinaire Sulkin’ Raven is conjuring up beautiful chiptune soundscapes on his new single Oxygen (which is truly fitting for the resident DJ at the city’s much beloved Player One Barcade). His climactic, independent release is complemented by a deeply moving music video with a hazy analogue television array and utterly surreal dancers joining forces. There are hints of Cronenberg, Lynch, and Winding Refn all running through the art piece’s veins for viewers to contemplate.
Sulkin’ Raven offers a fitting explanation for the single and video’s passionate musings, commenting, “Retreating to your comfort zone can leave you feeling suffocated from isolation.” So go ahead and take a deep breath of Oxygen with him.