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Synth Single Review: "Hurricane Girl" by Nakatomi FreeFall

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.


Nakatomi FreeFall’s Hurricane Girl begins with harsh, hollow and technological synths that cut sharply into the track. The drums create a thudding, galloping beat and crystalline, chiming 8-bit sounds carry a bright, dynamic and uplifting melody. Marjie Velour’s strong, expressive voice soars out over the clashing beat and the sound of air rushing through the song,

The brassy lead synth melody is full of rising energy as sings out over the growling, fuzzed out background. Marjie Velour’s vocals are powerful as a guitar sound cuts into the music in dense blocks. Corey Hobbes’ spoken word part adds a unique feeling to the song as the beat charges on and there’s growl and grit throughout.

The song’s title character is a woman not to be trifled with. She is nobody’s victim and she’s “dangerous when she spins.” She’ll lift you up and take your breath away “when she enters the room.” She’s the kind of person who “looks you in the eye as she throws you around.”

Hurricane Girl's got strength and pride as she calls out for everyone to make way. Her confidence is palpable as she says, “I make your world go round” and adds that she “walks right through the flames and feeds the fire.”

Hurricane Girl answers to no one and works “twice as hard” as everyone else. In the spoken word part, the narrator reminds us that she doesn’t need anyone’s approval for or opinion of “her choices or her gender.”

She needs no defence because she’s “blowing away” double standards and she’s “in control of her body and her life.” The narrator goes on to tell us that she’s a “force of nature climbing through the wires in my brain” and when she comes to the surface and can breathe, she’ll “set her power free.”

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