Thursday, November 2, 2017

Animal Years - Caroline



Americana is one of my favorite genres. It blends so many things that I love about music. It's pop and it's rock and it's country and it's folk. It's everything about America that comes together in a musical format and it's good and it's pure. What we have here is a perfect example of how Americana should sound. It's got all the pieces that make an incredible song and it's done amazingly well. You may be familiar with groups like Of Monsters and Men or Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Those are both perfect examples of what Americana sounds like if you were unfamiliar.

Mike McFadden has an awesome voice that's heartfelt and honest. It's perfectly suited for this genre of music and this song is a perfect vehicle for him. There is longing and a healthy amount of desire in this song. It's about two lovers that haven't seen each other in a long time and the passion between them is strong and powerful. Emotions and feelings that we're all familiar with and have experienced in our lives in one way or another. Listening to other tracks by this Brooklyn based band shows they've got a broad scope of understanding in how they best show off their talent. The live recording of "Pillow Talk", originally recorded by Zayn is one of my favorites - as it's one of the coolest pop songs to be recorded in a while. It's deeply personal and sexy and Mike does an amazing job pulling it off.

I've just found this group but I'm already a fan and can't wait to hear more from them in the very near future.