“Cruel Game” is the debut track online from Vokes a/k/a L.A.-based artist Mike Harris. The vaguely French/Euro-tinged “Cruel Game” imports the instrumental sonorousness of a band like Phoenix and fixes it to a breezy falsetto-highlighted vocal melody teeming with cool hooky turns and unexpectedly catchy tuneful swerves. We’re into it. Stream the B3 Premiere of “Cruel Game” from newcomer Vokes below.
Reviewed by b3