This is a totally impressive release that seems to be just what the music world needs right now. Bringing together the thick beats of the eighties with a vocal monologue that drives the retro feel a little further, yet that pulls in ideas relevant to today, the track has been crafted in a considerate manner, so every few moments work hard to re-capture your attention and keep you entertained.
The space on this track is powerful, the voice and the light synths lay the foundation – planting the seed, provoking thought, perhaps triggering certain memories for some – then the music smashes back onto the scene, complete with distortion and effects set to hit with impact. Be Careful What You Listen To represents the core values of its underlying sentiment through and through. This is a complex and immense soundscape that feels all at once fresh, exciting, and like a long-lost classic from another decade. In some ways it plays out like an old gaming session, the sounds feel reminiscent of that scene, the set-up on the whole though is notably cinematic, and the passion in the vocals is just perfect for what the lyrics put forth.
The New Occupants and Mr MooQ have a clearly shared passion for the ideas underlined on this release – it shows, and it works. The track is exciting, it’s heavy, it’s characterful, it’s really well built. The placement of the lyrics works perfectly well with the sounds that emerge afterwards – the words have impact just as the beat does, just as the hook does; and what a hook. That eighties feel stands tall in the hook but it also feels soaked in everything that is new and now.
A totally memorable song that cleverly narrates the potentially negative effects of certain types of music on human behavior and even intelligence. The whole attitude and approach of the track seems perfectly catered to that concept. An easy must for the year.
Be Careful What You Listen To is from the album Halloween is Melting. Find & follow The New Occupants on Facebook. Visit their Website for more information. Find & follow Mr MooQ on Facebook. Visit his Website for more info.