An unspoken promise unfulfilled It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of great lyricists and the lyrical value of every track I listen to. My belief is if you’re creating a track with any sort of vocal element, it better be a damn good vocal in terms of both sound and content. Anything less and you may as well just release an instrumental track. So Cherry Shoes’ latest track ‘Ride On’ upsets me a little bit.
The more you listen to music, the more you get a general idea of how songs are going to be constructed. Even ‘surprise’ tempo shifts don’t prove to be that surprising because there is usually some hint of change. ‘Psychic Trauma’ breaks that rule and my mind. Cloud Nothings begin it with a lulling psych-tinged sound, before throwing the mid-tempo away and unleashing a relentless flurry of frantic drums and vocals that become intensely raw – preparing for the maelstrom […]