On her single “Venus” a live rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar) merges with Molina’s signature synth-work and layered vocals that are front and center in the mix. The production creates a musical android by humanizing the electronic parts while also manipulating the recorded instruments in a way that resembles synthetic instruments without loosing the organic touch from the performance.
The dark synth- and vocal-based intro sets the tone and builds tension before the slow-paced but powerful beat kicks in. The angelic vocals and wide synthesizers in the chorus forms a redeeming contrast to the darker and more syncopated verse.
“Venus” is produced by Molina, mixed by Luke Smith (Depeche Mode, Foals etc.) and mastered by Caspar Hesselager (Palace Winter).