With a hesitant lurch, “Fake Internet Points” comes forward from the darkness seemingly ready to eviscerate anything that gets close enough to its fiery beat. The melody grows grimy inside of the first sixty seconds here, and although Blindboss eventually finds a bit of subtle agility in this, his latest single currently out everywhere indie rock is sold and streamed, his main objective has little to do with breaking speed records in this track. He’s celebrating modern punk’s surreal side here, and better yet, he’s doing it in such a fashion that no one can accuse him of trying to follow someone else’s example.
The keys are the foundation of the melodic element in this song, but past the 2:10 mark, they’re replaced by a smoldering acoustic guitar that could have led us into the introduction just as well as the grind of the percussion and the shadowy lead harmony did. There are moments in which it feels like “Fake Internet Points” is anxiously trying cross the finish line, painfully lumbering forward with a sense of urgency that never finds satisfaction, and it’s in these very moments that we get the most inspired anti-catharsis of Blindboss’ brief and ever-budding career.
“Fake Internet Points” as a song and a video stands to call out the worst kind of artificiality clearly visible to most of the world in our contemporary age, but more than this, it sets the audience up with some pretty high expectation of what we’re going to be hearing out of Blindboss’ camp in the next few years. He isn’t ready for the big stage yet, but judging from the ambitiousness of his solo project as it would appear through the lens of this most recent studio offering, I would think this is only a small but vivid sneak preview of the future ahead.
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