Hank & Cupcakes is poised for great things, that’s for sure. On their debut album, Naked!, this Brooklyn-based duo set the music world ablaze with an electro-pop romp that made listeners want to dance and rock their socks off at the same time. On “Countdown”, the first single from their upcoming Cash For Gold (Due this Summer) album, H&C take a subtle approach which is no less intriguing than anything found on their debut. It’s a synth-heavy dream state with almost sitar-like passages that has none of Cupcakes drums present and vocals that were recorded in the G Train Metropolitan stop in Brooklyn,
First singles are never a good indicator of where any album is going but with Hank & Cupcakes expect the unexpected. Even if “Countdown” isn’t the direction the rest of Cash For Gold is headed, fans know that this album is destined to be special.