HOAX Unveil New Single ‘Beach House ii’

New York-based indie pop-rock band HOAX, the musical brainchild of Michael Raj and Frantz Cesar, have just unveiled their brand new single Beach House ii, the electrifying seventh single off their upcoming narrative-driven debut and concept album, b?. 

For this song, HOAX revisit their roots and deliver a tender, sweet piece of alt/indie-r&b music. I am loving those dulcet, soulful vocals which effortlessly convey the emotion of their relatable storytelling. Beach House ii deals with the feelings of uncertainty amidst unwavering love and desire, while trying to work through it – just as we all are. It is wrapped around a captivating blend of alternative R&B, indie pop, and modern rock elements that create an infectious modern vintage sound. I am particularly fond of the way the passionate soulful vocals are laid over mesmerizing instrumentation, groovy bass patterns, and eccentric guitar strums. Check it out below!



Speaking about the song, Michael Raj said, 

This past year for me – and I would only imagine for most of us – has been a year of introspection. Being stuck inside – even if you tried to ignore it in the beginning – probably led to every one of us having a reckoning with ourselves. To me, ‘Beach House ii’ is the aftermath of one of those reckonings. The older we get, the more critical we think of our past decisions and actions. So much so that some of us can live the rest of our lives consumed in regret. This song is my reminder to not keep any of those regrets, and to realize that your short term priorities will not be the moments you think about in the future, so don’t put them before or above the important things. If there is anything this past year of magical thinking has taught me, it’s that, ‘Life changes fast; life changes in the instant’ (Joan Didion), but it’s important to hold on to the people and the things that you hold dear. Otherwise, you’ll end up a 20-something year old dripping with regret, writing a song like this.