To the point: “HRTBAQ” is another impressive addition to MARZ LÉON’s catalogue, a dark, swirling track that pits the singer’s vocals against an (initially) angelic organ and some sharp drumline percussion. Things ramp up in the second third, when a pitched vocal loop enters to give the proceedings a menacing edge.
Through it all, LÉON’s husky, heartsick voice carries the day. It’s a fittingly majestic, optimistic track for a birthday premiere. Here’s to many more.