B.O.N ‘Dance With Me’ It’s A Form of Therapy

From 80’s synthpop to contemporary dance bop, Switzerland’s B.O.N has been on a transformative musical journey.

B.O.N – Dance With Me

B.O.N. has evolved from her origins in Swiss electro-pop duo Babes of Neon to her current solo incarnation as singer and producer, making full use of her home studio to bring to life her musical visions. These talents have also resulted in collaborations with artists such as label mate Lazerboomerang, for which she has a co-writing credit on his recent release ‘Collapse’. He in turn features on drums for her latest second solo, ‘Dance With Me’.

The track follows on from her French debut solo track ‘Laissez Faire’ which was very much a product of the stark early 80’s synthpop era. The new release is a much more upbeat affair, a feel-good dance track with a blissful, Balearic, summery glow and sleek, polished production.

Through “evocative synthesizers and neat beats” B.O.N creates a laidback dance groove as a foundation to pounce with an enticing pop vocal.

There is a vibe of Pnau mixed in with ‘DISCO’ era Kylie to give it a sunset terrace vibe. B.O.N also manages to include snippets of sounds and instrumentals that feel like samples of other tracks of the genre, without losing her overall grip of the track and rendering it ‘unoriginal’ or cliched which can prove a difficult trick to pull off. 

 “‘I was so in my head that I felt the urgent need to feel my body and I found my inner strength through dancing’

Written as a form of therapy for the artist in the midst of a personal crisis, the sense of release is easily felt in the free-flowing vocal.

B.O.N is currently working on her debut solo EP which is due later in the year and explores the themes of affection and infidelity. Based on this latest release, expect more well-crafted dance tracks that have the power to break free.    

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Words Andrew Gutteridge