Alt-Pop with cinematic sauce on the side is the style here from Fifth Lucky Dragon on their new song ‘Timeline‘.
In a climate of ruthless competition for our attention, the stakes for each of us individually to create have never been higher. It is infinitely easier to passively consume than it is to actively create. Observation, reflection, and the generation of new thoughts are inherently wrapped in the creative process which faces troubling erosion among current and future generations. The music of Fifth Lucky Dragon is informed by these realities. Through lyrical integrity and sonic innovation, Fifth Lucky Dragon hopes to deliver music that resonates beyond the songs themselves.
The beat shines through a door that has been locked up for many years. I haven’t heard music like this before. ‘Timeline‘ is an intriguing song from the dance-pop 3 piece group that are certainly very creative with their beats. I do feel like dancing here and get the feeling that this song is about relationships. You were in one but feel like the person is better off without you. The feeling of being alone is too real right now.
Fifth Lucky Dragon from ‘Timeline‘ is a fun ride and we are lucky to listen to this. This is a wild ride into the new school.
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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen
Classic and timeless vibes shoot right through the heart of Christopher George’s music, it is soulful, sassy, chilled and full of emotion and mood. That’s a lot to fit into one song but it is because he has studied the classic sound of the soul greats, the R&B icons and even some of the ground breaking pop writers that he understands just what makes a future classic song.
And if that seems like an over sell, close your eyes, wind back the clock and pretend it is any other decade from the 60’s onwards and this song could fit comfortably within it. Not because it is dated but because it is woven from all the musical threads that never go out of fashion. Would you consider a vintage Rolls Royce out dated? No because it’s built of sleek lines and of a design that transcends fashion. The same is true of Christopher George’s music.
You can go beyond the usual labels when trying to describe Dan DiMonte’s music. Jazz, soul, pop all go some way to describe what he does but a better word is …smooth. Slip Away is smooth beyond measure, it is ultra cool and timelessly soulful but no other word in the dictionary sums it up better than smooth.
And whilst Dan DiMonte is also a nurse in the conventional sense in his non-musical moments he also seems to have found a way of tapping in to the healing properties of music, I can’t imagine a condition that wouldn’t be cured or at least eased by being subjected to these rich tones. These lazy soulful grooves and chilled jazz-funk vibes might be the break though that medicine has been looking for!