Listen// Indie and the spoken word

New single from SEAZOO uses the spoken word well.

Indie music isn’t often associated too much with the spoken word, since most artists in the genre prefer to sing or use their vocal to force a call and response. Sometimes, though, the spoken word is the perfect fit.

Shoreline, the latest offering from Welsh indie band SEAZOO, showcases this perfectly. Musically, the track channels the energetic exuberance that indie is known for, with pulsating riffs and relentless drum rhythms that push the song forward frantically from start to finish.

Atop this is a vocal that feels like a traditional indie voice crossed with Lou Reed and Darwin Deez – a melodic style that borrows heavily from the spoken word. It’s not always the strongest vocal, but it is effective regardless and makes for a standout track in a saturated musical scene.

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