Continuing to evolve at lightspeed, 19-year-old CMTEN uncovers a dreamy downtempo single entitled “MUSIC BOX” available today on Masked Records/Warner Records. Click here to stream and here to watch/share.
“MUSIC BOX” illuminates the breadth of CMTEN’s fluid style. The keys glisten as a lullaby-style melody takes shape over skittering electronic production. Meanwhile, his dynamic vocals dip in and out of this glitchy soundscape with flashes of airy high register, warbling echoes, and a fluttering refrain. Winding up “MUSIC BOX,” he presents a different kind of ballad with ethereal and entrancing energy all-around.
It highlights his chameleonic progression once again. Just last month, he unleashed the guitar-driven “BORED” and captivated fans, while THE FACE also featured him as part of a detailed exposé on hyperpop.
CMTEN recently dropped fan favorite single, “ALONE [feat. RILEY THE MUSICIAN].” Right out of the gate, it earned critical acclaim with Lyrical Lemonade professing, “These two use all the passionate and learned energy in their bodies to craft together a brief, yet impactful experience that not only proves these previously-mentioned ideas, but at the same time, an experience that stands out as a simply blissful pop offering by itself.”