Galantis has shot up in popularity since the release of “Runaway” and their album, keeping the spotlight on themselves with regular singles ever since. They’ve now become major headliners at festivals around the United States and the world, with one of the most recent revelations being Electric Zoo. The new singles they’ve been consistently putting out since the second half of 2016 show their ability to remain diverse in the world of house music. However, their newest single, “Hunter,” takes their sound in a completely separate direction.
Most of the recent singles from Galantis, including “Pillow Fight” and their Hook N Sling collaboration “Love On Me,” have bordered their sound on future house. “Rich Boy” brings their tempo down from the 120’s to 110 bpm. This arguably functions as a bridge between the style of the previous singles and “Hunter,” which brings the tempo down even further to 100 bpm. The song almost fully separates itself from progressive and future house, taking some influence from tropical house. While ultimately a more pop-friendly down tempo release, the last 30 seconds clearly hint at trap, with a change up in the beat and the inclusion of hi-hats. The lyrics and vocals are the song’s biggest strength, with memorable, passionate lines throughout, and hums in the chorus that can start to get stuck in one’s head after several repeated listens.
“Hunter” will surely become an anthem for the appropriate sets this upcoming festival season. Listen here:
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