I love the melody in Ellie, Rebecca and it has such a great steady/downtempo groove, then a harmony bleeds in towards the finale-this is an undeniably great bit of downtempo pop. I am indebted to Tom from the blog for showing me the band but as I appear to be the least busy I’ve decided to blog it, is this a betrayal of Tom’s trust…who knows? What I do know is that the band is searching for a way to put out their third album and that if any of you in the blogosphere have some ideas they would be greatly appreciated. This track is a free download and there is lots of great material on their bandcamp so downloading that would be a start eh?
Second we have some downtempo electronica, go figure I’m feeling downtempo today. I like the chunky droning synth line that risks suffocating the whole track were it not so pleasing to the ear, in fact I think there’s a little bit of Beach House here if you go back to their debut except the chorus synth is uplifiting, not sprightly or light-hearted but warm and soothing. Funny I should say warm because Casey Chisholm says the opposite in the lyrics but I guess everybody takes something different from a song, or maybe I should be reading into the contrast between the music and the lyrics? maybe I’m over analysing? Maybe I shouldn’t of watched the Manchurian Candidate? To me ’First Days of Spring’ sounds like a track waking up from winter and trying to kick itself into action but still finding that it is unable to shake the melancholy daydream of the previous months.