Ides – Prisms (single) (Art Is Hard Records)
The new single, “Prisms” follows the release of Ides’ debut EP, ‘Songs About Love / Hate‘, which was released earlier this year.
With just McArdle’s breathy and fragile vocal paired with a clean-tone electric guitar doused heavily in reverb, “Prisms” is a naked and vulnerable but breathtakingly gorgeous tune.
The C86 influence that’s heard in Joanna Gruesome can also be found here, but more subtle, as well as traces of Suzanne Vega. Yes, there’s something deeply nostalgic about “Prisms”.
But it is its simplicity, honesty and lyrical vulnerability that are the song’s strongest appeal, making for a captivating listen.
Listen to “Prisms” below: