‘The Little Girl,’ from Ray Van D feat. Yeod Nir, is a single that takes modern experimental pop down a new path. A dark path. The beginning of the song is a straight-up sinister instrumental track. It sways in the wind with creaking bones and peers at you with glowing beady eyes. But soon that unsettling vibe vanishes, replaced with a dark pop synth sound as the vocals drop in to get the ball rolling. The lyrics move like held breaths, the sigh of a tarnished soul. Soon the vocals grab you, and you are with them, hooked. So when the song dips back into the horror roots, the feeling is distilled and potent. It gives you gooseflesh.
Ray Van D and Yeod Nir have created an all-new sound. It is wonderful to experience and explore. The lights, the colours, the power. It all rises through a mist of darkness. ‘The Little Girl’ is an eye-opening track that makes me want more and more from this duo. Spectacular.