Trlogy prove synth lightning strikes twice on ‘Time Machine’

 
 

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One of the best discoveries on the 2018 Boston Music Awards ballot was finding Trlogy’s “Electric Flame” nominated for Song of the Year. The synth-sharp electronic-pop banger sure got our attention when it hit back in May, and it suggested some incredible stuff to come from the young Boston duo, who were also nominated as Dance/Electronic Act of the Year.

Perhaps fast tracked by those noms, Trlogy on Friday (September 21) dropped the follow-up, a hot pink fire pit of retrowave swagger called “Time Machine.” It turns out synth lightning does strike twice.

“We all have our past, our history,” Trlogy’s Lexx tells Vanyaland. “We had people in our past that we might have shared something very intense with. We all move forward and learn from that in order to grow. ‘Time Machine’ is about that moment where you see someone from your past and all your memories bring your history right back in front of you. More so, the realization that this person lived their whole life full of experiences that you didn’t even know existed.”

That lyrical and thematic heaviness suits the dramatic, cinematic sounds of Trlogy. And now that the duo are two-for-two regarding singles, that moniker suggests that the third chapter might be the best yet. As we await their debut LP, The Ritual, set to hit in October on The Arcitype’s AR Classic label, we’ll just sit back and let Trlogy continue to soundtrack our present, our future, and our reconsidered past.