Thailand’s indie-pop-rock outfit VitaSun unleashed their new music video, entitled “Phantom Fantasy,” just moments ago.
Made up of Al Bo and Vita, VitaSun’s sound blends elements of indie-pop with alt-rock into tasty concoctions of potent sumptuous music. With melodies composed by Vita, and lyrics by Al Bo, the duo, originally from the icy wasteland of Siberia, like widowed schoolteacher Anna Leonowens in The King and I, moved to the lush temperate Siam, now known as Thailand.
Influenced by Michael Jackson, A-ha, U2, and DM, Vita started out as a drummer, playing in local bands at the age of 14. Later, in his twenties, he began writing original music. Two months ago, VitaSun released their debut single, “Our Hearts,” followed by unveiling the song’s music video, which in one short month has already accumulated over 43,000 views on YouTube.
“Phantom Fantasy” opens on gently gleaming emergent synth colors flowing into a glowing melody reminiscent of the Def Tones, only riding on softer guitars. A thrumming bassline and finessed drums provide the delicious rhythmic pulse, as plush washes of streaming colors travel overhead, coalescing into posh, stylish textures rippling with resonant muscle.
Mirroring harmonies emphasize the velvety flow of Vita’s tones, full of tantalizing shaded timbres and nuanced hues. It’s a wonderfully cashmere voice, exuding indulgent affluent modulation, creamy with tinctures of quixotic savors, imbuing the lyrics with a sonic aura of glossy elegance.
There’s an aura of almost imperceptible, subtle alt-metal energy to “Phantom Fantasy,” austere and traveling on graceful surfaces, that makes the movement of the music irresistibly seductive and addictive, especially when the harmonics mousse up on the chorus.
The video depicts the band on stage, silhouetted in blue-white suffusions of light, as the visuals shift focus from zoom-ins on instruments and faces to wide-angle shots of the entire band.
“Phantom Fantasy” is superb, rife with beau coup dazzling silky textures, a throbbing muscular rhythm, and deluxe vocals.