One man-Pop machine PUZZLE’s name tells you everything you need to know about him: that is, that it’s hard to know anything about him at all. Determined to bring something different to the table in this age of over-sharing, the performative self of social media and reality TV, PUZZLE’s keen to bring a sense of mystery to his persona. His aim is to draw the listener in with his intelligent brand of thudding electro pop (something he’s already done with previous singles “Godlike” and “Trial By Fire”) without giving everything away or relying on the cult of personality to succeed.
The Brazilian-born artist makes a good point when he argues, “I just think the world’s become a little bit boring. Everyone has access to everything but why do what everyone else is doing.” It’s not surprising then, that PUZZLE’s track “Comedown” – a remix of which, by James Trystan, we’re proud to be premiering today – is anything but boring: swerving from heady, pulsating synths to the tender sigh of its chorus, the song explores that void-like potential of a destructive relationship (that “dark place”, as PUZZLE puts it) with all the insight we’ve come to expect of this burgeoning talent. He may not be courting the attention, but we’re certainly keen to see where PUZZLE goes next.