Phoria – “When Everything Was Mine” // Art: Pepe Lopez

“When Everything Was Mine” is lush and meditative, chanting the titular mantra for the first two minutes of the track before a poetic bridge releases all of the tension. The latter returns to the chant, building energy to explosive levels as synths and drones swirl overhead like a swarm of fireflies in the night sky. By discarding the typical pop structure of verse-chorus-verse and giving time to simple ideas that build layer after layer, Phoria gives the listener something to immerse themselves in – and the payoff is huge.

When Everything Was Mine