Drenched in dreamy layers of atmospherics with an inherent shoegaze sensibility, Bodywash's "Eye To Eye" is a track that explores the complexities of human relationships in all their beautiful confusion.
First formed back in 2014 through jam sessions at McGill University, Bodywash have used the subsequent years to perfect their dream-pop sound with elegant results. Having recently signed to Luminelle Recordings, the five piece, Montréal-based outfit are ready and raring on their new offering that sees them come as a fully-formed package.
There are endless layers to unpick, where synths colide with guitars and Rosie Long Decter and Chris Steward's vocals perfectly balance and counteract each other to ensure that you get completely lost in the magic of it all.
Explaining how the song came into being, Steward says: "'Eye to Eye' was conceived on a rainy September night back in 2017. When there’s a particular emotion I need to convey in song form, I’ll often stay in the same place, both mentally and physically, until that emotion hits a kind of saturation point... The song draws upon the idea that reciprocity governs all our interactions with the external world. Reciprocity is the lifeblood of all human relationships, whether romantic, platonic or somewhere in-between; 'Eye to Eye' expresses what happens when that understanding is thrown off balance. I wanted it to feel like layers of synths and guitars woven in concentric circles, like a centre that can’t hold itself."