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Pretender EP


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fnieves Great album! It's hard to pick a single favorite track out of all the remixes. Favorite track: Pretender (ft. Maysa) (Device Noize club remix - radio edit).
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Volga Boy awesome song and nice collection of its remixes, can't pick the best because all of them are equally good, so just picked the original version! 🔥🔥 Favorite track: Pretender (ft. Maysa) (radio edit).
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Kalbaz wow! the lyrics and music gave me some kind of a cognitive dissonance, such an upbeat pop song with hard themed lyrics... totally agree with the vibe! would be super interesting to hear more of this type of musical and Lyrical approach in the future! Favorite track: Pretender (ft. Maysa) (Fundisc remix).
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With “Pretender”, Belgian artist PSY’AVIAH fakes to bring us a nice and happy new summer dance pop song, but instead brings us the exact opposite once we pay some attention to the lyrics evoking a much more serious message behind this shiny and joyful façade.

Confronting us with the impact of loneliness and senselessness in our postmodern society, Yves Schelpe pushes us to drop the mask and question the virtual artificial life we pretend to have on social medias… He invites us to put our smartphones at the right place, at the service of human connection, nothing more, nothing less. The video clip made for this song nicely depicts this: shot during the Corona lockdown period, PSY’AVIAH invited his fans to share “connection” moments that were integrated in the video concept…

Musically, “Pretender” is a carrying upbeat electronic pop song led by the stunning vocals of female singer Maysa who adds a little melancholic dimension to this vibrating hi-energy dance pop tune. The song also received the remix treatment by artists in the likes of DEVICE NOIZE, STUDIO-X, HUMANS CAN’T REBOOT and FUNDISC each adding various flavours to this catchy but confronting song ranging from upbeat hard dance to drum’n bass with some touches of jazz and synth pop.
Don’t be a pretender this time and share your emotions when singing and dancing along to PSY’AVIAH!


released June 4, 2021


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Alfa Matrix Brussel, Belgium

Since 2001, Belgium-based label Alfa Matrix has become a trademark for underground electronic music. We are open to various styles including power EBM, dark elektro, industrial, synth pop, electronica, trip hop, drum’n bass, goth rock, wave, etc. Home of bands like FRONT 242, AYRIA, ALIEN VAMPIRES, HELALYN FLOWERS, METROLAND, BRUDERSCHAFT, ACYLUM, MONDTRÄUME, PNE, STAR INDUSTRY, UNTER NULL, etc. ... more

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