ABOVE: DUCKY. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIN JOHNSON
Today, we treat you to “Like Rain” to ease into the wintry mix promised for the weekend. This flurry (pun intended) of synth and ethereal pop comes from NoCal born Morgan Neiman, also known as Ducky.
Making music since age 13, the NYU student has shared the stage with Japanther, Ninjasonik, and Roxy Cottontail. In today’s offering, sorrowfully romantic sounding basslines stay true to the statement Ducky poses to her subject (“All I want to see is where you go without me”), who may have forsaken her as an ugly duckling.
Far from it, Neiman’s sweet but skillful vocals backed by electro-pop beats provide substance to the dance genre, well-suited for the club goer with a conscience or the broken-hearted casual dubstep listener. Indeed elements of the track sound “Like Rain” as synths trickle down and tip toe around a firm, steady thump and a drum pattern almost shivers in the background. An insurgence of strong, more menacing sounds reverberate and recoil as Ducky continues to make her case.
The track is off the artist’s forthcoming EP, and we’re pretty seduced by Ducky’s sound and style. We’ll save the swans for next week.