Coming in heavy on a solid drum beat and a sturdy bassline, Bel Esprit’s ‘Island’ is a strong indie-alternative track with intense riffs and vocal melodies soaked in suave sophistication.
It’s got a few tinges of Arctic Monkeys in the mix, but it stands apart on its own merit and doesn’t sound too much like the band (which is an achievement, since a lot of bands try to go full-blown Alex Turner). It’s got its own sound, one marked with blistering guitars that aren’t overused and only really make a big apperance on the chorus and the track’s close.
The video itself really is just a lyric video, but it’s got a nice little skull animation that revolves around as lyric play out over it. It’s a nice spin on boring lyric videos.