SAFIA’s delivers a full spectrum of emotion and Andrew Collberg’s latest effort taps into the slacker-indie style with ease.
Do you remember the 90’s? They were a weird time. Ant and Dec were infinitely more tolerable as a child. I still hadn’t eaten a McDonalds and I really thought the England team were great…ah a life without english sporting cynicism!
Some say it was the worst decade for music. Then you see Spiritualized and Radiohead both released seminal albums and you think maybe people are being selective in their memory. The intro to SAFIA’s latest track reminds me of the 90’s a bit, it sounds a touch R and B in the vein of TLC, it could definitely be sampled in Triphop and maybe even with the right beat one could imagine it pumping from a speaker system in a Welsh field to a crowd full of E’d up drunken revelers. Whether you agree or not for me personally the track is saturated with a sort of nostalgia which can bring forth vivid memories. Weird eh? I like its soulful melancholia but after a couple of minutes the track becomes a different beast altogether angry, vibrant synth and bass now punctuate the refrain, the track goes from downbeat to pick me up and I like it!
The video at the top is one we were alerted to on our twitter and I’m a big fan. That opening riff is catchy as hell, it has that slacker indie sound that reminds me of The Shins, Beck and Albert Hammond Jr. Also the girl in the video is phenomenal. Nuff Said.