Premiere: Bly flow beautifully on Superfluid
After Rosey, comes Superfluid.
A few months ago, two young men (Ben Carter & Olly Dibley) writing music under the alias Bly, released a track by the name of Rosey. In the days following, they were named FBi's Independent Artist of the Week, featured on triple j’s Home & Hosed and selected as a Feature Artist for Spotify New Zealand with their tune hitting airwaves nationally. In little to no time, BLY was on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
It always begs the questions, when a new group is suddenly thrust under the spotlight…what comes next? Well I’m here to tell you that the sequel Superfluid, is just as good as the original. And with a debut EP not far out, things are seriously looking up for these two from Sydney.
Superfluid is a warped composition, founded on an authentic cocktail of electronic and trip hop beats. The track carries an infectious bouncy atmosphere, as you’re swept up in a mesh of distortion, reverb and stretched synth combinations.
Going deeper than Rosey, this one possesses an air of sensuality and narrative, as Olly’s velvety voice reels its head above the glitchy arrangement. As Olly explains: “We wrote the single with the hope of creating something a little more complex and intricate than our previous song. The idea was to create a piece of music that embodied the lyrical story - a stubborn character finding a lover who broke down his walls and 'he won’t stop hunting her down”.
Appropriately titled, Superfluid really is a track of movement and flow, a track to stir thoughts in your mind or simply just zone out too.
With the talent displayed on their first two outings, you’d be silly to not keep an eye on what comes out of Bly's corner next.