Tim: The last time we met Anton Leuba, it came with a slightly over the top e-mail and a track that was a bit uninspiring. The PR e-mail for this track, though, blows that one out of the water, because here, “the cute love story is matched against a heavy beat and a harsh and almost hostile soundscape”.
Tom: Man, I hope someone got paid properly to write that.
Tim: Presumably – you wouldn’t write that it’s “a song about repressing your emotion and putting work first. Until your heart blows up,” unless you were getting properly remunerated would you?
Still, with that description it’s got to be worth a listen, no?
Tom: I’m not sure, but I think they got that beat from an early-90s Casio keyboard.
Tim: So it still doesn’t live up to the e-mail, but never mind, because if it had done it would have been “dressed in grimy drums and angry synthesizers” and I probably wouldn’t have liked it. This, though, I do like.
Tom: It’s not bad, but it doesn’t really get me going. The melody’s a bit monotone – although how you make a song about explosions dull I have no idea.
Tim: I wouldn’t say dull – it’s not hugely exciting, but it’s got a decent drop into the chorus, which is loud and energetic enough to dance to in a club. A nice gentle middle eight for everyone to have a quick break to, and then we’re back for a final section that’s ALL IN and PROPER.
Tom: It’s not going to light up the charts (or the YouTube hit counter, judging by its success so far) but it’s… well, it’s competent. I’ll give it that.