The self-named ‘Black Shadow of Electronic Music,’ Stockholm Noir, brings serious dark euro-house vibes on their/his/its debut single, “Hopeless Dreams.”
I’ve sat here for like 20 minutes trying to figure out whether Noir is a single artist, producer or a band, so I’ve given up, they are a mysterious entity.
“Hopeless Dreams” has similar vibes to “Euphoria” by 2011 Eurovision winner, Loreen – before you judge it, it’s not typical Euro trash – it’s fucking amazing.
The heavy bassline that carries the song takes you straight to the club, along with the understated vocals it’s a piece of modern day house perfection.
The verses race towards an expected blowout on the chorus, but then the pre-chorus arrived and takes away the bassline for a few moments, leaving you almost suspended, anticipating what will come next.
You’ll be happy to hear it’s not a shitty house breakdown. What we’re greeted with is a rather restrained (for an electronic house song) pop-ish chorus.
The vocal here is simply stunning! It suits the track perfectly, the pitchy tones juxtaposed against the deeper bassline and it sounds amazing. I could listen to her voice all day!
This is a debut single, just imagine what’s coming next!!
Check out the track below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!