Refs ~ Pain Goes Away

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Who is REFS?  A killer combo of the R&B prowess of Richard Saunders and the mad production skills Zachary Andrew (Black Light Dinner Party, High Highs)

My first impression of “Pain Goes Away” :  An impressive blend of styles: one part smooth and freshly squeezed R&B, one part deliciously measured and poured electronics and one part in my face awesomeness!

My take :  What a bold entrance!  Talk about steam-rolling over everything and anything moving, into the eardrums of anyone in the way.  New York based duo REFS bring a spicy new swagger behind them with their debut track “Pain Goes Away” that is impossible to ignore.  Hard-hitting beats and mood-setting synths set the early tone giving way to a seriously strong vocal swoon.   The energy gets me moving and the vibe leaves me hungry for more.  Quite the solid debut and I have a gut feeling the best is yet to come.  Stay tuned!

TMH RATING: 9/10 On Repeat!

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{TMH! RATINGS: 5= Ok; 6= Solid; 7=Very Good; 8=Amazing; 9=On Repeat; 10=EPIC}

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Born in sunny San Diego and raised in central Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign and spent the better part of 10 years in sunny Phoenix Arizona after graduation. I now reside in Savoy IL and I try to make it up to the Chicago music scene as much as I can. Music has always been a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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