into the blackhole


Indie slow jam plus a galactic journey.

HOAX is an indie pop-rock band from Queens, New York. They are “the musical brainchild of Michael Raj and Frantz Cesar, who create the sonics and concepts behind their self-described style of ’empathy pop’ music.” HOAX’s “modern vintage musical sound” takes influence from various styles, including 60s pop, 70s Motown, and alternative R&B. The group’s music “thematically focuses on the human condition, explorations of social constructs, and the decisions people make based from them.” Their songs are available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. HOAX’s latest drop is the indie-pop single “into the blackhole.”

The song “into the blackhole” unfolds with a beautifully layered combination of softness and romance, defying its title and delivering a sweeter essence. This track seamlessly merges alt-rock and indie-pop elements to create a spellbinding musical concoction. The lyrics, such as “When I was younger, I thought that love was just lightning and thunder” and “When gravity starts trynna tear us apart, I know we are two halves of a whole soul,” weave a captivating narrative of love that ventures into celestial realms. What truly resonated was the poignant visuals, which prominently showcase the profound bonds between people through community engagement, a sentiment I found profoundly moving. Undoubtedly, this is the kind of experience I could easily embrace. Therefore, I invite you to press play on below and embark on a cosmic odyssey “into the blackhole.”