Inspired by the thunder and lightning storm that sparked hundreds of devastating wildfires across Northern California in August 2020, the song is a sublime, anxiety-fueled exploration into the unknown that will resonate with anyone who has felt overwhelmed by the historic events that have unfolded over the past year. The music video reflects the distress many of us have faced during these unprecedented times, employing hair-raising kaleidoscopic imagery, electric colors, and mechanical elements to create a psychedelic visual with a daunting, apocalyptic ambience.
"Mechanical Dogs" by Bay Area-based songwriter, producer, and electronic artist Paula Boyd Sutor, aka PhasesLM, sounds exactly like the title. Rumbling synths and clattering drumbeats lend the song a kind of ominous yet infectious urgency. The song's darkness and paranoia doesn't stop it from being incredibly fun to listen to!