Monday 8 August 2016

Slackerpop Part Four: CVIRO / GXNXVS, Catch Fire

Slackin' all day every day.

CVIRO & GXNXVS - Problem

So CVIRO & GXNXVS released one of my absolute favourite tracks of 2015 (it's called 'Sober', you can listen to it here) and to be honest it's still one of the hottest jams ever. In light of this I think it's okay to be as skeptical about a new song from this collaboration dream team as I was. Luckily the duo's new song 'Problem' is nigh on as good as their last. The chorus sounds like some next early 00's hip hop track I can't put my finger on and CVIRO's vocals are still dreamy AF. But I still don't know how the fuck I'm supposed to say GXNXVS out loud; this is even post-emails with MDWS about the GXNXVS remix of one of his tracks. Literally none the wiser. Send help. Please.
EDIT: Something about this sounds like some next level Destinys Child x Dr Dre shit. Still can't work it out.

Catch Fire - Wild Things

Less pop, more punk, but then actually technically still pretty pop. In terms of UKPP bands I quite rate Catch Fire, I don't think they do a bad job at the whole being a band thing. Even more so it's cool when bands aren't afraid to step outside the genres they're often constrained by, so here we have Catch Fire covering Alessia Cara's 'Wild Things'. Essentially Catch Fire have kept the songs original structure and the lyrics and then totally re-vamped everything else and it sounds really great. Obviously there are reasons why so few bands do covers, you know, there's only so much that they're good for, but this makes me wish that more bands did them. When I rule the world I'll instil some kind of conscription where bands have to do a cover a year or something like that.

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