Old habits die hard: I’m honored to premiere an indie-pop track from More than Skies today.
The ever-changing, genre-morphing outfit More than Skies now appears with a ’50s-pop homage, complete with hammering piano, female backup vocals, and thump-da-dump-da-dump bass line. Some homage feels too much like a copy, but the unique (creaky, nasally, enthusiastic, intriguing) vocals of Adam Tomlinson add a nice flair to the track. There’s a bit of country in the guitar twang too, lending a bit of wistfulness to the chipper tune. The black and white images of the performance video add to the throwback vibe too. Overall, a fun song that has more sonic depth than a standard retro-’50s work.
More than Skies’ new album Everyone is a Loaded Gun is out and available on vinyl. You can catch them live, too:
Feb 20 – New York City @ Rockwood Music Hall
Mar 1 – Ridgewood, New York @ The Footlight