It’s always a joy to stumble upon a song that genuinely needs streaming multiple times purely for the love of it before even attempting to write a related feature. What is it that Tragedy Channel have captured here? Let me figure it out…
In reverse order, the hook – the electronic rock weight and mellow yet intense pulse of the rhythm hits with quickly addictive strength; an engaging, simple rhyming pattern, with a fuzz-soaked, distorted yet melodic core. Simultaneously we get a series of intriguing, conceptual lyrics, which provoke notably deeper thought than most singles. Prior to this, however, there’s almost a trip-hop, lo-fi appearance to the opening verse. Again, the lyrics intrigue early on – where are we, what’s the topic here, why does its vagueness connect on such a profound level?
In short, Tragedy Channel have crafted something unexpected – something that caters to our desire to re-live the nineties; those alternative rock hits that surprised and satisfied in ways we could never have predicted.
The set-up of the song is naturally effective, this structure and movement from one moment to the next. The use of contrast plays a huge part. Really it’s how refreshing the story-telling is, how involved you feel as a listener, and how hypnotic the finished piece is when experienced at volume.
A total pleasure to stumble on – a fascinating, talented and creative band. This single marches straight to the top of our 2020 Vision Playlist on the home page. Hopefully there’s plenty more music on the way.