This is top shelf electronica and has a strong singer/songwriter perspective unlike anything else you’ll hear in this genre. Raftery understands how to put over artful music without ever sounding pretentious...
The entire package is here–this is songwriting with a strong sense of craft, art, and entertainment.
The verdict based on this single, “Hidden Mind,” is simple: his brand of synth-driven electropop is, quite simply, mesmerizing.
The track looping and bleeping synths are reminiscent of Animal Collective combined with Raftery’s voice which is akin to Elliott Smith or Sufjan Stevens. Everything will be a must for synthesizer enthusiasts.