Liverpool band Science of the Lamps
have shared their pop beat driven new single ‘Straws’. However despite being driven by it’s upbeat pop core, ‘Straws’ was written by leading musician Kaya Herstad – Carney following a long string of bad luck in her personal life.
The Norwegian born artist strives to produce music that uplifts listeners, which with ‘Straws’ she has managed perfectly. It has deeper lyrics than you would first expect from its funky, opening. This leads to a song about hope for the future that things will get better soon. It is also very clear to hear many genre influences in the track which features a majorly impressive drum solo.
Science of the Lamps once again blend together many styles and sounds from the from Pop, Folk and Rock worlds in order to create their unique, eccentric sound which is evident more than ever on ‘Straws’.
Overall this is a song that looks to crossover into the mainstream by standing out from the crowd. It has that quirky edge needed to make listeners tune in and features a rock vibe making it sound larger than life. It’s a huge standout from a band well and truly on the rise and will no doubt have a strong cult following thanks to its edgy genre bending sound.
A dynamic collaboration, Corey Zaks teams up with The Nik Naks for his fun and quirky first album, featuring “Float Away”. Corey Zaks and The Nik Naks make a naturally felicitous team, creating a light-hearted track which portrays a silly and friendly quality. Harbouring an indie-pop feel, they integrate a retro style funk and soul essence into the mix.
Using a combination of instrumentals, Corey Zaks creates a refreshing and gratifying sound, completely engaging his listeners. “Float Away” focuses on the highs over the lows, drawing attention to the effect Summer has on people, using this to describe a euphoric feeling. The use of string instrumentals accompanied with an idiosyncratic sounding bass demonstrates his nonchalant nature. As the tune progresses, each of the instrumentals play a part which evolves. The synthesizer plays with a futuristic sound, an enthralling addition to the melody that holds a nostalgic persona. “Float Away” opens a door into an untroubled world, presenting life in a joyous vision where the melody is as jaunty as the lyrics.