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Body Meat breaks pop guidelines with calculated, skittish "Focus"

29 February 2024, 17:00 | Written by Thomas Turner

Delivering his first track of 2024, "Focus", Philadelphia-based Body Meat doubles down on his free-spirited, form disregarding sound

Body Meat's sound is not linear or predictable, but is certainly grounded (even in upturned soil). The project of Philadelphia DIY artist, Christopher Taylor, Body Meat operates in the pliant, the psychedelic, and the perpetual. Bending the very outer edges of pop music with elements of funk, electronic, and trance he centres attention onto the boundaries between genres, breathing new life into both their overlaps, and perhaps more importantly, their contrasts. In doing so, he comes out with a polished sound that is entirely its own.

Latest track "Focus", and his first of 2024, doubles down on this gorgeously disparate discography with another experimental dosing. Flitting with irregular glitches, rushes of volume and pace, and a cunningly crafted productive line that breaks and remakes to keep the listener juddering forward, it conjures vistas of distant, futuristic cities and fractured storylines.

Speaking on the track's accompanying music video, Taylor shares: "We see body tether himself to his home and leave to venture out to the overworld. He finds that the path is blocked by a mysterious dungeon, he must traverse the dungeon and find a way out to the other side. Only by breaking his tether does he find the exit to this place.” With visuals that revel in the skittish and daring as much as the soundscape he creates, Taylor once again marks himself as an artist valiantly redefining the fringes.

Gathering steam ahead of his debut album set for release this year, if one thing is for certain it is that expectations will disintegrate and the typical will fold inwards. What will be left is a new normal that is quintessentially, and atypically, Body Meat.

"Focus" is out now. Find Body Meat on Instagram.

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