We are introduced to Tomorrow via a pretty classical-sounding piano intro, and, unusually, it’s an intro that’s allowed to linger and develop a mood for an appreciable period before the vocals and beat arrives.
The vocals are heavily treated with a variety of effects and states, including a vocoder effect, glitches, pitch-shifting and the addition of loads of mid to replicate the ‘telephone voice’ state. Of course, lots of artists and producers use a variety fo techniques to achieve atmospheric shifts and different sonic colours, but BLAZAR has also used some filters and envelopes on the vocal to create an extra dimension to the norm. Tremolo and frequency are employed as instruments to create dynamic states and euphoric builds in ways that you instinctively appreciate on a first-time listen.
The drop sequences are approached with handclaps and swells and are nice and driven, with serpentine lead synth sounds weaving a hooky path through the backing track while the beat compels your head to nod. The mix is compressed so that it creates that familiar feeling of a song being a living and breathing thing – remarkable that something so programmed can come across as organic and breathless…
In these Covid times, ‘I won’t be the one to run for shelter’ is the sort of optimistic thinking we need from obviously forward-looking songs like Tomorrow.
Smartly-produced throughout and tub-thumping in all the right ways, this is a hefty slab of poppy EDM with great imagination and hooks aplenty.