Slow-burning electro-pop of delicate expression and topical relevance – singer and songwriter jake from the timeline brings together comedy and conceptual depth throughout a joyful then unsettling 5g.
Quirky on every front, visually and in sound-design and delivery, 5g takes its time to build, effectively holding the listener intrigued for well over a minute initially.
Within this time, lyrical gems of familiar and unexpected origins emerge in equal parts, more so during the second verse in fact, and always resolving back to that hook line and subtle celebration or announcement…
Increasingly likeable, the song drops in with a colourful, higher-octane dance instrumental just a couple of times throughout, highlighting an artist with a clear sense of identity and creative freedom to his work.
As suggested, a slow burner but one that does undoubtedly connect and prompt a replay by the time it completes its humble, sub-three-minute lifespan. Well worth a listen.
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