Vokes and Carousel

“Cruel Game” is the debut song from Vokes a/k/a L.A.-based artist Mike Harris.  There is a indie synth pop beat surrounded by a soft spoken vocal that / as of late has come to be identified with the LA dream pop sound.  That said, as there are many artists we could have made Vokes a doppelganger with, today we will go with Carousel, not only because of the similarities in production, but the vocal aesthetic present in both artists, especially illustrated in both tracks.  There is no “vocal reaching” with either artist, they know where they live in the sonic palette of the listener, and both artists own that place.