When it comes to Forty Feet North, you don’t really know what to expect when you hit play. Their sound bounces between Rock, to Funk, to Blues, to everything else in between. The only thing for certain is that with the Californian band’s genre-boundless style you’re going to be treated to something prodigally conceptual which won’t leave you hesitant to hit play on the rest of the tracks on their latest album Time Flies.
Meltdown is a polyphonic fuelled Electro Pop Rock hit with Ska basslines around infectious Pop Rock melodies. The pure lack of restraint when it comes to the vocals gives the track that bouncing, antagonistically sweet vibe which every self-respecting rock anthem should harness. In just a short 3:14 minute track they create one of the most progressive tracks I’ve heard from the genre in the years. There’s almost a nostalgic Pop Punk feeling, yet their ability to weave together so many elements of sound is nothing short of prodigal. Oh, and just wait until you get to the concluding guitar riff if you need any evidence of their instrumental prowess.
You can check out Forty Feet North’s latest single Meltdown for yourselves by heading over to BandCamp.
Review by Amelia Vandergast