Sensational acoustic finger-picking starts up this uniquely ambient, organic and genre-fusing single from a conceptually thoughtful, increasingly impressive Flyght Club.
Founded and fronted by an Indian-born, LA-based Shauvik Sharan, Flyght Club blends the natural musicianship of rock, with the multi-layered brightness of pop, and the breathy vocal tendencies and melodic progressions of soul-pop and RnB.
To define it in this way sounds simple, perhaps, but the resulting style is genuinely unique – delicate and immersive, evolving into stylish and fairly gritty as distortion kicks in and the pace and weight of the music strikes even harder.
From a musical perspective, the track and indeed the accompanying video connect and impress more and more so with every few bars – not just with quickness, but with structure and set-up; the calming middle-8 seeing a hypnotic break away from power into sitar-led seduction and peace.
From a song-writing perspective, there’s an equally complex story and poetic undertone at work. What appears to be a relationship song at first, soon becomes more of a complete look at the American Dream, and the role of the self within society. The lyrics ultimate personify America as a woman, the narrative weaving a seemingly personal yet subsequently broad and accessible story-line around listeners.
A stunning full-band arrangement and performance elevates this single tremendously throughout its near-seven-minute lifespan. The latter half veers off into pure jam and expression, showcasing a whole other side to the musicians and the Flyght Club project.
Brilliant. I look forward to hearing more.