On Planets seems to be on a roll with killer releases these days, after just releasing the electro-pop track "Cure" about a month ago. The Vancouver based singer/producer has a rich sound that's challenging to pinpoint. It falls somewhere in between a wispy alternative indie meets quirky electronic sound design with a dash of retro vibes. In his second single of the year "Too Bad / So Sad", the artist also known as Sean Wharton goes in a more raw direction with the work. His timbre is doused in nonchalance and a spike of badassery. His sound design is crisp and lush, tactfully adding to the narrative of "Too Bad / So Sad". Impactful horns and sharp percussion formulate a jagged honesty. With his conceptual approach to sound design and lyrical notions, On Planets is constantly challenging the perceptions of electronic music today.
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Regarding the track, Wharton states, “This one is a bit of a hyperbolic depiction of doubt, mostly in the context of lifestyle, career, etc. At the time I was writing the track, I had some doubt in my own integrity and worth, so I wanted to embody that melodramatic, ridiculous shit I came up with in my head. ‘Too Bad / So Sad’ is just about how easy it is to marinate yourself in bad vibes.”