There is something to be said for artists that take risks, especially in the opinionated landscape of electronic music. The Boston bass group Terravita has done just that–taken a huge risk. The trio’s newest tune, Settle the Score, is not their usual, adrenaline-pumping style of bass music capable of incapacitating sound systems, but instead plays more like a ballad with teeth. Fortunately for Terravita, the risk has paid off, as Settle the Score is pure songwriting genius–a dubstep composition filled with enough musicality to ensnare even the most ambivalent dubstep audience.
Terravita is certainly versatile, having rocked many-a-person via their electro alter-ego Hot Pink Delorean. They demonstrate their versatility again on Settle the Score, proving that they have one of the most powerful assets in songwriting–eclectic taste. The tune incorporates several disparate elements effectively, including a snarling lead synth, acoustic guitar riff, and an emotive vocal–all swirling in a torrent of cinematic bliss. Fellow Bostonian songstress Casey Desmond blesses the track with her hauntingly beautiful voice, delivering an unforgettable melody that feels more like food for the soul than just sung lyrics. Be sure to head over to Terravita’s SoundCloud page to download this track for free, courtesy of Firepower Records, and keep a close eye on this conglomerate of Bostonians.