KOOKY, “Voice Mails” (limited free DL)
It may take a few listens before you buy into “Voice Mails” by new mystery electronic producer Kooky, but once you do, you will be captivated. Essentially, it’s a mid-tempo electronic instrumental bookended by voice mail messages of two lovers whose relationship is on the wane. What the messages say and the thoughts they provoke may vary from person to person, but it’s a fascinating concept. Put it along side of Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” or MKJ’s “Time” or Paul Hardcastle’s “19” which have also generated a variety emotional responses. “Voice Mails” deliberately doesn’t tell a complete story, almost prompting a possible sequel, or maybe some remixes for the dance floor with additional voice mail messages that might tie it tighter together. Despite his name, Kooky has definitely offered us a unique listening experience that makes you listen all the way through, so now’s your time to react! For now you can get it for free using the link beside the song title above.