The Angellik is West Virginia’s own synth-pop duo that certainly lives up to its name. With sweeping tones, sharp polished beats, accompanied by the calming vocals of Jacob Richard, The Angellik creates a soundscape that is not only soothing and pure but is an instant earworm to listen to. With three singles currently available in their discography, Jacob along with the help of his music producer, composer, and good friend, Breyer White, have been making strides in creating a unique style of music together since their formation last year.
Within each of their songs lies an overarching theme of love and relationships. For Jacob, writing on these topics allows him to not only connect with his audience but gives him the opportunity to reflect, process, and explore different perspectives of affection. In an interview I did with Jacob, he says that “love is such a relatable topic to write about and there are so many aspects of love that can be explored. I feel like everyone has had a crush, been heartbroken, or if they're lucky, been head over heels in love. These are the things that invoke true emotion”. The Angellik runs the gamut of these emotions from describing a toxic love affair in their song “No One Has to Know” to depicting a drug-like dependency for another in “Space Romantic”.
Their most recent release, “Silk” is a smooth sounding dance ballad that recounts the intimate conversations between two lovers. More specifically, the exchanges of Jacob and his girlfriend; “while I was working on the demo, I started taking mental notes of conversations I had with my girlfriend Victoria, with the intent of using them as lyrics.” Both the verses and chorus of this song came about from direct quotes that were pulled to compliment the moody textures of the track’s sound. "We are all, we are us", the chorus of “Silk”, “is a misspoken sentence Victoria said one night”.
With talks of an EP in the near future as well as an upcoming music video for “Space Romantic” currently in the works, The Angellik is shaping up to be a presence in the MOV music scene.
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