Meet Abandoned Mall Arcade, an innovative new duo made up of vocalist, Jabril Power, and ascending Chicago producer, Elias Abid. The duo formally introduced themselves last week with “Vishnu,” an inventive single and video directed by David Hughes Jr. Their self titled EP is six tracks in length, and while concise, gives an expansive view of the duo. Abandoned Mall Arcade is an exciting addition to Chi’s music community, they have a big sound and convey passion. The EP encompasses a broad range of sounds and ideas. Quinn Cochran’s guitar playing enhances two tracks: “A Dream (Upon Waking),” one of my favs, and the lead single, “Vishnu.” The EP was mixed by Darwin at Classick Studios. Listen to the EP all the way through, the closing track “Lord” is significant.