Seven Layer Piano Cakes is the alter ego of Justin Hoyt, a musician and college professor (!) whose latest offering, “Holy Water,” caught our ears. In line with his gothy-meets-pop-punk disposition, “Holy Water” is a song about the apocalypse. When you’re discussing the end of the world, tight industrial drums and heavily autotuned vocals seem appropriate… But SLPC is more of a musical amalgamation, aiming for broad strokes across genres rather than one pigeonhole. Sure, society may be crumbling, but at least we have songs like “Holy Water” to help us cope.
You can also find “Holy Water” on Spotify.