What I like about this is the way the song starts off so strong! Wow. High powered guitars come in with a brilliant melody that plays a running theme through it – I’ll come back to that in a tick….
The instrumentation is strong, great arrangement! One of my favourite parts of this song is the verse, because the drums fall back just to play snare on the 2 and 4 of the bar, with an occasional kick drum beat, the voice is the star here, and the reason why is leading into the pre chorus, which starts at 0:50 – this is a hook that’s going to be ringing out in venues when played live:
“Dum dudu dum dudu dum oh oh oh”
Why? It’s the guitar riff from the intro but sung!
It worked for the Sterephonics when they released “Have A Nice Day” so why not Jay Tennant?
According to his Bandcamp bio:
Blending the starry-eyed vocal swagger of an early Richard Ashcroft with a rare lyrical insight, Jay Tennant’s is a voice that demands to be heard. With sparkling post-punk guitars, hook-laden bass and contemporary electro beats completing his signature sound, Jay Tennant is an exciting prospect for any fans of the anthemic 80’s, the darker side of the 90’s and modern-day indie.
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Words by Del Osei-Owusu