My Morning Download: “Cry” by Contrakids

Photo by Lauren Farmer

Contrakids are Jacob Hennien and Jeremy Buffa, an electronic pop duo from Sydney, Australia. They rely heavily on auto-tune and while we’ll be the first to admit that form of processed vocals is often over used and not to great effect, this new song “Cry” is one big exception to that rule. Underneath the gorgeous vocals and warm keyboard melodies is an emotionally intense, anthemic song that is impossible to let go of after the first listen. Below, in exchange for your e-mail address, download “Cry.” Listen to and download more of their music here on the band’s Soundcloud.