This track is a strange mashup of Kendrick and Tame Impala, taken from the soundtrack for the new “Divergent” film (stream it here), making a warped but energetic version of the original, through adding Kendrick’s verses and a more dominant beat. We’re not 100% sure if the two styles gel brilliantly, but we’re enjoying all the experimentation Kendrick’s been doing with other bands (the Imagine Dragons grammy’s performance is a prime example), and you can’t fault an artist for wanting to dabble with other sounds and styles because otherwise how would they move forward?
As always, Alex Winston delivers an ethereal, engaging and laid back track, with subtle beats and chord progressions. Her voice carries the track almost entirely in itself, with the chorus being smooth and understated, but still just as enjoyable as the more upbeat ‘Velvet Elvis’ and ‘Fire Ant’. The bass which can be heard on the second chorus helps give more depth to the song and the production is slick, building and then breaking down layer by layer to end the track.
Here at BULLSEYE, we love it when artists move outside of their comfort zone and try to be creative with new instruments and a totally new sound. This creativity can be seen in SPW’s new track which is somehow a fusion of well-timed drum and bass vibes plus an indie pop influence in the general sound of the track. These are all somewhat unexpected from this controversial glam-rock band and although the music video still maintains the spirit of controversy the artists are famous for, the song itself has a much more mainstream feel to it. We certainly enjoy seeing our favourite artists using their talents to create a sound they’re not necessarily known for and this track is certainly a good exhibition for the brilliance created in these circumstances.
This track benefits from a highly sophisticated and gradually evolving melody, amazing contrasting yet complementing vocals by FKA and Inc., as well as a near perfect fusion of trip hop, R&B and dream-indie pop. You can clearly hear the mixture of the sound of the different artists. Inc.’s R&B influence is distinct and the fact that it works so well with FKA Twigs’ ethereal sound just makes this a brilliant track. Their overall sound can be considered a classic Young Turks track with clear influences from the XX and SBTRKT. We certainly enjoy the fresh and crisp sound and believe that the Young Turks label is currently producing some of the most creative sounds of the decade. Make sure to subscribe to their youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/youngturksrecords).
This is just so so good. There’s been a ridiculous amount of remixes of ‘Drunk In Love’ recently, but this cover is refreshing and doesn’t try and play tricks with production, but just takes the song for what it is, combining it with ‘Vulnerable’ by Tinashe to create a sultry and stripped back song, letting Katy show off her voice. Well worth a listen.
Combines King Britt’s “New World In My View” with David Dallas’ rap and the two actually combine pretty well in an old style meets new, ‘blood on the leaves’, type way. The layering could have made things messy and complicated, but the combination actually compliments each other nicely, making an interesting and original sounding track. The bridge is brilliant, with every part of the song being enjoyable and rich. The entire thing sounds not only well thought out, but well executed as well. The video is great as well.
So so good. Sean Paul is just perfect for this, not allowing the typical larger than life Major Lazer beats to dominate the entire track, but matching them with some well controlled smooth talking. the production, however is near enough perfect. The heavy carnival beats saturate the whole song with good vibes, and when it drops for the last time at 2.36, it gives the whole thing a near enough euphoric vibe. We predict this is gonna be a big summer song for 2014.