Ryan Bourne Shares “Black Hole”

“‘Black Hole’ is a kind of sensual satire set to a post-punk bounce. I was messing around with three-chord pop feels on guitar, and the melody felt really ’80s, so the synth hooks took ’80s baroque pop and dream pop cues, and the lyric took shape as a kind of metaphysical dystopian daydream,” says Ryan Bourne.

“Waning attention spans in a ‘Black Hole’ of apocalypse anxiety, pandemic isolation, climate change and nuclear threat… information saturation, the vacuum of technified modernity… but human contact being made nonetheless, and a kind of sexy, non-binary, spiritual illumination realizing itself in spite of the trouble we appear to be in”.