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Writing a vapor wave hit

Heatwaves uses perspective and scale, chorus-repetition, and uneven structure to create a trippy vapor wave atmosphere

The Glass Animals
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3:58
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80.5-81
Pop
Dave Bayley, Paul Epworth

Key Takeaways

Heat Waves is one of the most catchy songs of the last 2-3 years. The first thing to mention is the clever title "Heat Waves" is perfectly aligned with the vapor-wave design of their cover art. Vapor Wave is a sub-genre of electronic music that also has visual design elements that call back to the 70s and 80s like pink and purple colors, an odd collage of digitally warped objects, and a Tron-like 3D perspective (you can see all of that in their cover art.

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