Pastel Lite: Discovering the Joy of Pastel Again

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Eff Hakim and Mohd Faliq describe their collaboration as Pastel Lite as just “two like-minded souls having fun creating art together.” Fortunately as listeners we’re having fun too from their art. The duo came from disparate music backgrounds, wanting to break free from the shackles of their previous bands, they found each other online and the rest, as they say it, is hipster history.

Sounding like Tenderfist with a female vocalist, Pastel Lite’s music is synthy, dancy indie pop that combines harmonic vocals with minimal electronic melodies. To date they’ve only released 3 tracks, ‘Drum Heart’ , ‘Have Me’, and ‘Assassin’. The former is a bittersweet tune with anodyne vocals singing compromisingly to a lover “you could be my best friend, and I will be your special girl.” The latter is an unrequited love dirge with Eff promising her worth as the better lover and the last is as an aggressive of a track as the job description of its namesake. And you know what? We believe her in all incarnations.

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