The blogger and musician known as Atroxity can tell a good tune when he hears one, and so can we. That’s probably why we fell for his recent single, The Railroad Queen.
If you like your electronica with a dark, seductive air to it, then you’ll love this song. The broad, rich synths invite comparisons with the likes of Yello and Mind.In.A.Box, music that is pop yet with a serious, though pleasing aesthetic. It’s not a political song, more a tribute, but that brings out the vocals and lyrics’ emotional weight, adding to the sense of purpose inherent in the track.
Speaking about the inspiration for The Railroad Queen, Atroxity says, “The idea for this song stems from a track I heard a while ago from a fellow artist on SubmitHub, Harry Nathan and his wonderful Harriet Tubman. During a ‘radio host’ vocal sequence they talk about someone called Harriet Tubman. “Who’s Harriet Tubman?” Harry asks. “Underground Railroad Queen” is the reply. So, I had to go visit this fabled queen. And she’s amazing!”
The Railroad Queen is out now and can be streamed on Spotify or downloaded on Bandcamp. Head over to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to discover more listening options, and keep up with new music from Atroxity.