London based duo REYKOstep it up a gear for their sophomore album, Pulse. With a host of viral tracks already under their belt, London-based duo REYKO are moving away from the hypnotic, electro-pop sounds of their first album to show a more urgent and driving musical direction.
On their sophomore album, Pulse, their characteristic style is now heading to a sound that borrows from electro-clash and post-punk. That can be heard in the album’s single “People Talk,” fusing REYKO’s signature, soft vocals with edgier, rock guitar sounds and melodies that you’ll be humming in your sleep.
Talking about the new album, REYKO share: “As soon as we finished our debut album, we were clear that we wanted our second album to be urgent, direct, immediate and asking to be played live. We wanted the next album to be kind of our first album’s ‘mischievous younger brother’—the first album being more dreamy, introspective and ‘dark pop.’ We felt like showing a more driving, eccentric and uncompromising side to our music.
“We have been influenced quite a bit by electro-clash and post-punk from artists such as Goldfrapp and Peaches. With the whole pandemic thing happening during this last year, it feels even more right for us to make an album that’s meant to be played in a room full of people or a festival.”
Charismatic and cementing legendary status, ‘Pulse’ certainly ticks all the right boxes.