Urgent post-grunge revival
While four minutes may seem quite winding for such a post-grunge sounding track, ‘Nails’ manages to make every moment count and not feel too drawn out. It’s got a constant sense of urgency that the guitars create, from searing riffs to rumbling muted rhythms. The result is a track that feels like it’s been lifted from the Foo Fighters’ debut album and repurposed for a female vocalist, in the best possible way.
Vocally, DONY capture a very balanced mix of empassionately powerful vocal deliveries with ones that have little care put into them. It’s a very striking mix of the expected angsty apathy of the genre, with something more pure and straightforward.
It’s a good single to hit you up with your alt-rock fix. If you’re craving something that feels a little bit 90’s post-grunge revivalist, this is what you’re looking for.