Creative sound-design and organic Americana join forces for this shoulder-swaying rock groove and ambient hit of escapism from Maypo Deluxe.
Pairing the sound and rhythms of a simpler era, with upfront electric guitar melodies, and a bluesy vocal that drives with intimacy and strength of melody alike, Waiting is a song that consistently progresses; securing its hold on the listener increasingly throughout its post four-minute lifespan.
Great song-writing, simple at first yet proving all the more impressive and captivating as the lyrics and melody go on. The way the central concept is revealed, the hook line, is unique enough to satisfy and feel fresh all at once. And in the same instance, there’s this bold sense of longing to the verses, the details, and the tone of voice.
The very sentiments of Waiting, such as this act of telling yourself you’ll be alright, reach out with more and more authority; ultimately connecting for their realness. And meanwhile, the soul-rock swagger of the instrumental continues to weave its web.
Brilliantly crafted, an easy must for the year. I look forward to hearing more from Maypo Deluxe.