Gas Mask Magazine

-US: “Angel” (-US Version)

By: Emma Kopelowicz
June 16, 2020

Houston-based multi-instrumentalist -Us. washes us over in a sea of funky synths on his latest single, “Angel.”

Avery Davis a.k.a. the man behind -Us., decided to pursue his first solo venture after playing for a couple of bands. Currently, the musician splits his time between dreaming up his own R&B-inflected electropop and playing drums for the pop-rock group, Wild Moccasins. The artist plays all his own instruments and sings every vocal part featured on his upbeat tracks. Davis has even developed his own signature style for his alter ego. You can easily identify the artist in a crowd since he paints two thick stripes across his eyes every time he performs.

On “Angel,” Davis lets his silky vocals shine above a simple toe-tapping baseline. His sound feels like a warm bath of soothing beats that are both relaxing and full of energy. Occasionally, Davis throws in some soft and stratospheric 80’s-inpsired synths that propel the song to new heights. With -Us., Davis channels all of his musical muses which span across different decades and genres from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke to Neon Indian. After years of playing in bands, we’re glad to see that Davis has branched out and come into his own with -Us.

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