Monday, August 20, 2012

City Rain - Hearts on Fire


Ben's voice is so direct and forceful in this track.  I love it.  There is a decisive direction that he lays out from the very beginning of this track and if you aren't on board almost immediately, you are going to get left behind.  And that's pretty much the attitude of the song.  This is me, this is who I am, get with the program or get out the way.  No regrets. No remorse.  I dig how Ben's vocals are not only used in the manner a singer naturally would but they also work as an instrument in the production as well.  That's something I am getting used to hearing and I love how it is just meshed in with the whole track.  There are other artists that do something similar to the same effect, Grimes and Twitch the Ripper come to mind.  All these groups are synth heavy but there is a level of organic matter that pulls them up above simply being another synth artist in the vast multitude of artists.  Because of this separation, I believe they have more endurance overall and will last much longer than other groups.