Fresh from the brand new project Shadow Work in Technicolor, In The Mood more than lives up to the vibes implied by its title – and introduces The Sunset Kings as having a decidedly unique sound right now.
Blending contemporary production tones with dashes of jazz and pop-rock sensibilities, the single rides high on recognisable vocals and effective song-writing. Weave in a powerful structure, and superb detailing from the production and arrangement, and the whole thing makes fine use of contrast and the entire space within which the music exists.
Interesting throughout, increasingly engaging from both an emotional and musical perspective, and perfectly well-finished for a 3:42 alt-pop hit that subtly but surely leaves its mark.
Personal yet accessible, creatively fusing genres in a fearless yet professional way – including a latter half that veers off into a slightly more chaotic realm, before falling back to piano and sax – In The Mood is refreshing to listen to. Hopefully there’s more music to come.