Los Angeles synth pop trio The Black Queen serves a euphoric musical experience that blends adrenaline-inducing rhythm with hints of nocturnal lust. Their debut LP, Fever Daydream beckons a rare element of music emulated by the likes of Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails. It gives your party playlist the opportunity to deviate from the manufactured sounds of today’s Top 40.
"There's a really visual soundtrack element," lead singer Greg Puciato said. "We talked a lot about the feel of '80s sci-fi, as a metaphor, the sort of 'used future' thing where it sounds alien but also familiar and gives you nostalgia for a time you don't quite remember ever exactly existing.”
The gritty black and white video for “Secret Scream” is a dark sexual trip that complements the band’s hauntingly seductive track. Imagery fit for a horror film and music fit for an acid trip, it pays tribute to a now retired—if not dead—generation of music underdogs. Like the thumping of a heavy heartbeat, the infectious tempo carries the song through a vicious high of synth pop ecstasy.