MARC feat. Caroline Høier – The Way I Do

“That’s, like, maybe a bit bulky at most.”

Tim: Bit of hefty dance for a Friday, with a caveat: it’s the sort of genre I have to be in a particular mood for. Right now I am, so…

Tom: That’s not hefty! That’s, like, maybe a bit bulky at most.

Tim: You think? Even with that chorus? It’s not technically drum & bass, I suppose, but it’s sure as hell verging on it with the two step beat and the massive bass that comes along with it, and I really, really like it.

Tom: It is good, I’ll grant you that: it reminds me of a lot of older dance tracks, and I think I like it for that reason, rather than anything in itself. It’s never going to be a floorfiller, but it’s a good middle-of-the-playlist track.

Tim: It’s got decent amount of pop mixed in with the verses, and a smidgen of euphoric in the mix, and while that makes for a hell of a journey, it also seems to make for a hell of a good track, in my eyes and ears.

MARC feat. Frederik Leopold – Can’t Live Without It

“Clearly a subscriber to the don’t bore us, get to the chorus school of songwriting.”

Tim: So, it’s been over a week since we both had unabashed positivity for a track.

Tom: Blimey, is it that long? Are we in a rut, or is music in a rut?

Tim: I don’t know, but either way I’ve a feeling this track, from a Swedish producer and a Danish vocalist, might change that.

Tom: Surprise! It didn’t.

Tim: What? Why? I mean, MARC is clearly a subscriber to the don’t bore us, get to the chorus school of songwriting, which I’ll never begrudge anyone, particularly when the chorus is this energetic and enthusiastic.

Tom: Is it? Maybe I’m just tired, but I honestly felt myself drifting away even during the chorus here. We get it, Frederik. You can’t live without it. What was it again?

Tim: For me, it doesn’t matter – it’s just so enthusiastic, all through. I was going to have a moan about a lack of middle eight or closing chorus, but then I paid a bit more attention to it and I think this might be the first track I’ve seen with a three-part chorus, which then gets chopped around in its convenient 128bpm 15-second sections towards the end.

Tom: Huh. I think you’re right, but it’s a shame because a middle eight might be exactly what this needs to liven it up.

Tim: Hmmm…maybe it would, but I really don’t think it needs it. What we’ve got instead is a mixture of novelty and laziness which…oh, sod it, I’ll forgive it, because this is damn good to listen to.