WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE ‘AMATEUR ANTHROPOLOGY’ BY H.ELDRITCH
My goodness. What a production this song captures. The glitching synthesisers are captivating and instantly caught my attention. Prominently the song is a folk number, but there definitely electronica throughout the core of the track. “Amateur Anthropology” is a daring single that steals the spotlight from any show.
A genre-bending number from indie artist H.Eldritch, it’s described as an anthem for dysfunctional people in dysfunctional relationships. Daringly intimate and cinematic, h. eldritch combines finely-crafted acoustic guitar orchestrations with imaginative electronics and vocals that drift from delicate falsetto lines to impassioned primal roars.
It’s no wonder this artist is performing at Glastonbury this year, you can already hear the audience there singing this song at the top of their voices.
Live, h. eldritch become a powerhouse duo, with Harry being joined by ingenious drummer/percussionist Oscar Reynolds. The only thing that makes me slightly lean backwards for the song is that the song feels slightly too long in places.
It could have been simplified with some verses being cut shorter. Saying that though, the song is a journey and the destination (time length) definitely isn’t the end product. It’s all about the adventure and this song is fuelled with adventurous energy.
On the fringes of indie folk with layers of rock and electronica throughout, there is nothing amateur about this song. H.Eldritch knows exactly what they’re doing and knows exactly how to execute it.