CGI Dog – “Wish 2”

Post Author: Kaya Haskins

L.A.-based experimental electronica producer unveils kinetic new single

Last month we shared “Kitchen (Crown Mix),” the shimmering vaporwave-inspired debut single from L.A. producer and Best Picture member CGI dog. While putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming LP – set for release in late summer – he’s unveiled his latest galvanizing track, the lush and towering banger “Wish 2.”

A trip-hop-leaning experimental pop/rock song, “Wish 2” is blaringly loud at times, and features top-notch layering and composition. Overall, the track sounds like a power drill at work – skittering, bombastic beat switches intermixed with poignant guitar solo-driven atmospheric swells, with moody vocals and swirling vocal effects. There’s even some spine-tingling whooping vocal samples thrown in there for good kinetic measure.

According to CGI dog, the track started off when a friend challenged him to begin a song with a loud power drill. “There was construction going on up the street from him that was waking him up early, and one morning on the walk to his car before work he recorded it and sent it to me. What a fun way to start a song right? It was a fantastic noise so I started there and ran with it.” Well there you go!

When CGI dog’s debut album drops, we’ll be sure to bring you full coverage. Until then, give “Wish 2” a spin below.