Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, future-pop.
Background/Info: Dortmund (Germany) based Rroyce is back on track unleashing their second EP taken from their last album (cf. “Patience”).
Content: “My Dearest Enemy” was the second song from the “Patience”-album. Speaking for myself, I didn’t consider it as one of the best cuts from the album although it’s an efficient piece of danceable electro-pop music with some little future-pop elements on top. The song takes off with a sequence reminding me of Rammstein’s “Du Hast”. The song evolves a typical electro-pop way revealing an elevating chorus.
We next get remixes by Dominatrix, Aircrash Bureau, Frame Of Mind and Nine Seconds.
+ + + : I’m still convinced this is not the best song taken from “Patience” although I have to admit it had more impact on me now. The song is driven by great danceable, pop vibes and some empowering guitar riffs. The chorus has this transcendental effect, which makes a song accomplished and efficient! Among the remixes, I especially like the remix by Dominatrix, which clearly appears to be the most inspired band here.
– – – : I remain a bit skeptical when it comes to EP’s with only remixes. I also expected a bit more from the different remixes, Dominatrix being the single project adding a bonus.
Conclusion: No doubt about it, “Patience” is an album from which you can release several EP’s. Rroyce also is one of the newest electro-pop sensations from the past few years.
Best songs: “My Dearest Enemy – Original Mix”, “My Dearest Enemy – Dominatrix Remix”, “My Dearest Enemy – Frame Of Mind Remix”.
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