This is the perfect song and video for anyone who is looking for something a little bit different. The intro to the video sets the scene effectively and with great intrigue, the song that follows is stylishly retro, and enjoyably melodic.
The term retro seems to fit well – at times the song has the classic style of a 1920’s soul and jazz night. The whole thing is appropriately unusual, lyrically in particular, and this adds to the greatness of it in many ways. There seems to be a fairly serious undertone to the track that contrasts uniquely with the upbeat and joyful energy of the music and the hook. It’s a clever piece of songwriting, and whether you listen intently or not, the music and the leading voice will carry you along as all feel good music should.
The band have a sound that is one of a kind right now. It works well. The music itself, alone, without the video, still has that sense of intrigue and mystery about it that is likely to appeal to many listeners. There’s a sultry and stylish presentation to the song that really delivers the ideas and the notes in a brilliantly original way. The song has been structured effectively as well, so when things break down, you focus in and wait, and when they build back up again you’re reintroduced to that familiar and addictive melody. And of course, on top of all of this, with the video involved – you get to witness the extraordinary journey of a homemade robot.
There’s nothing to dislike. It’s a lot of fun to listen to, great musical skill featured throughout, memorable writing, and a leading voice that has plenty of character to it and a fantastic sense of style. Plus, the song’s hook is definitely a winner – highly likely to stay with you for a fair while after listening.