In the Lead Works with the Beast is one of two new singles from Ric Santos, an artist who claims to have just recently began to create music independently this past year. The music is synth driven and atmospheric. It has a lot of soundtrack potential, either video game or film. The ambiance is darkly suspenseful, in the vein of a late night chase scene. The song is almost all instrumental, save for a few sparse vocalizations and samples. One of the elements this track uses effectively is alternating the synth volume throughout. This heightens the suspense and gives evokes moments of intensity from the listener. In the Lead Works with the Beast is both avant garde and commercially viable. Ric Santos’ upcoming EP, The Quarter Past Three is slated for release in mid August.