For anybody who isn't all too keen on pop music, their main gripe might be how formulaic or commercialised the song sounds or at the very least, that it's lacking individuality. Like many things in life, you just need to know where to look, and if you're looking for a true standout pop song, then look no further than Brighton-based pop artist Matt Taylor's "Budapest".
Starting in an upbeat, almost tropical atmosphere, Taylor catches your ears with a Mura Masa-esque instrumentation, but not before long he reveals the backbone it all; a beautifully chaotic mix bone-rattling bass and warped vocal chops. This sudden flip is an extension of the lyrical direction, as it was written in response to his partner taking a trip to the titular "Budapest", with the lighter passages representing the trust in their relationship, juxtaposed against the heavier elements that represent anxiety and mistrust. Inspired work indeed, and we can't wait to see what's next.