AWQA is a mysterious and emerging Stockholm-based electronic music producer. Although he’s a newcomer in the Swedish electronic scene, he has a background in rock.
The emerging Swedish producer’s fourth and latest single “Boiling Cuts” features Visituer‘s Sir Boyfriend. The collaboration’s origins can be traced back some time ago: AWQA met Sir Boyfriend, when the Visituer frontman was filling in on drums for Lynx Rufus, an indie rock/indie pop outfit. Coincidentally, while AWQA emerged as an electronic music producer, Sir Boyfriend has stepped out into the limelight as a solo artist.
Centered around an uneasy and menacing production featuring glistening synth arpeggios, skittering tweeter and woofer rattling beats paired with Sir Boyfriend’s falsetto crooning, “Boiling Cuts” may remind some listeners of The Knife and of ADULT. — but with a subtle yet noticeable alt-pop sensibility. Thematically, the song discusses isolation in a very visceral fashion.