Blu DeTiger Wants to Play a "Dangerous Game" Ahead of Her Debut Studio Album
Blu DeTiger's “Dangerous Game” is a mid-winter parting of the clouds, glittering with bright indie rock tendencies. DeTiger’s half-spoken, half-sung vocals start the song with a bit of playfulness, lifting listeners into the blasé attitude. She coasts down a pouty melody that dances with the rhythmic staccato of the guitars, bouncing energy back and forth.
DeTiger leans into the tongue-in-cheek carelessness of this character lyrically, too, singing, “People say love’s a serious drug / But I think it’s fun… Call me Yoko Ono / I’ll break up the band / When I put a little something / In the palm of your hand…” It’s a tempting invitation to abandon sense in the name of desire, making a convincing case, both lyrically and sonically. “I wanted a song that portrayed this fun character who doesn’t give a fuck, who wants to go out and experience life – which is a big part of my personality,” she shares.
Twinkling synth details and lilting background vocals invoke an air of romanticism, nodding almost to a '60s influence with the sunny soundscape it creates. This aspect makes an alluring counterpart to the indie rock spirit at the heart of “Dangerous Game,” landing somewhere between Gorillaz and Wallice, with the signature Blu DeTiger bass fuzzed at the forefront of the arrangement.
The release of “Dangerous Game” comes with an accompanying music video, showcasing DeTiger in front of a gleaming silver wall, adding to the retro feel. She’s seen playing through the song with a rotating cast of band members, cycling through shots of different musicians and dance party montages.
Following DeTiger’s last release, an energetic dance collaboration with Mallrat called “Cut Me Down,” “Dangerous Game” brings listeners one step closer to the artist’s debut album, All I Ever Want Is Everything, which will be out on March 29.
Watch the "Dangerous Game" video below: