Video Of The Week #194: TACHYS (Mew, Blue Foundation) - When The World Wakes Up

Video Of The Week #194: TACHYS (Mew, Blue Foundation) – When The World Wakes Up

Danish duo TACHYS are a union of talents, consisting of Jonas Bjerre (Mew, Apparatjik) and Tobias Wilner (Blue Foundation, New York United, Ghost Society, Bichi). Their beguiling and intoxicating debut single as TACHYS is the prescient ‘When The World Wakes Up’ that encapsulates all the hopes and fears as our lockdowns continue to lift and our world slowly wakes up again.

‘When The World Wakes Up’
is an intoxicating blend of ambient and electronic textures that reside with nostalgic shoegaze, threaded with synth motifs and propelled into soaring pop choruses. Rather like M83‘s work with vocalists the vocal delivered by Bjerre brings this song to life, his unmistakable rippling falsetto is wistful and hopeful in equal measure. The video features a woman who experiences the world like it’s for the first time, and some excellent film and photography work from Hugo A. López, watch it below.

Tachys uses their melodies as a guideline through a mix of modular synthesis exploration, quasi-psychedelic pop, synth/chillwave, and nostalgic swirling shoe-gazey guitars. It all progresses into a blossoming dream-pop, filled with layers of textural electronics, catchy melodies and driving beats. Having known each other since early childhood, Jonas and Tobias have often collaborated, crossing over into each other’s respective projects, but this is their first joint effort as a unit.


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