Trinity Rose - Morning Text - Stereo Stickman

Trinity Rose Morning Text


The luscious contemporary pop vocals of Trinity Rose dominate this smart and sassy sub-3 minute confection, with a swagger and confidence that perfectly matches the tale of a recipient of the insistent attention of their wannabe-lover. 

The addition of a text alert sound effect at the top of the tune draws us straight into the narrative…

The attention in question is constant daily nudges via the mobile phone. Calls, texts… Where Morning Text echoes the constancy of this attention is in the insistent nature of the 808 loop and the muted, warbling prods of synthesiser. These root the song in a hypnotic, melodic holding pattern, which never gets to resolve… and you kind of get the feeling that this virtual relationship is never going to be resolved, either.

The lyric implies that the indecisive nature of youth is the thing keeping them apart, but the song is actually dealing with our addiction and obligation to our little handheld devices. We enjoy virtual praise and flirting and attention, and are conflicted with how we feel about it. In the narrative, the character we listen to has no problem if the pursuer leaves to turn their attentions elsewhere, but sort of doesn’t want them to. They are addicted to the non-threatening attention and illustration of care that the messages and calls provide…

The soulful, bluesy inflection of the double-tracked lead vocal creates a wonderfully thick vocal sound that’s automatically compelling. The occasional moments when the two tracks harmonise or apply a word or two of repetition are complemented further by the generous space that’s left in the keyboard part, while time ticks and flicks away on the hi-hats and claps, and sparing bass notes and kicks warm things up. 

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Chris Porter


As well as writing about music, Chris Porter is a songwriter, singer, producer & vocal coach. He has written for all manner of international artists, including Dagny, Dzeko, and hit the No.1 spot with Thailand’s Singto Numchok. His music has had thousands of placements on film, TV & radio all around the globe.

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