Swedish youngster Amanda Mair garnered attention back in 2011 with her debut single "House". Then a teen, the following years saw her rich pop sound mature and darken, all the while laying the groundwork for chilling new single "Rush".
"'Rush' is about when passionate attraction and destructive addiction allows you to repeat the same hurtful mistake over and over again," Mair explains of the release, a simple piano ballad that widens into its heady, chilling chorus. Eschewing the radio-friendly drop format, "Rush" is laced with spine-tingling synths over its forboding beats, a different beast altogether.
"Rush" is backed with contrastingly light B-side "Wednesday", a cut that focuses on the delicate beauty of Mair’s vocal, to which grandiose synths play a deferent second fiddle. It’s a pairing that highlight’s Mair’s range and versatility, with the two sides of the record providing restraint and hedonism in tantalising balance.