SINGLE REVIEW: Love Bank by TIMECHYLD
This new track Love Bank by Melbourne music artist Timechyld is a clever piece of funk-rock and pop-fused soul, a retro-tinged song that one can imagine getting blasted all over radio as well as getting slammed at the clubs. It has a plethora of hooks and the production is equally as astute as the songwriting craft, carefully blending old school sensibilities with a contemporary soundscape, sparkling synth textures, a brilliant shine and extra punch. An infectious bass riff kicks off the track which soon becomes a solid in your face dance track, with a smouldering vocal and a lyric which focuses on desire and attraction. The influences are easy to detect but it has an authentic flavour which is no doubt due to Timechyld’s polished and confident vocal performance.
The song is a great choice for a debut as it shows off Timechyld’s writing abilities, his production prowess and a sense of playfulness. The arrangement keeps to the verse, pre-chorus, chorus cycle but features a surprise bridge section, which is part melodic and part simmering distorted guitar solo. Timechyld’s willingness to stick a solo in a three-minute pop song is a testament to his daring and musical integrity. Another great aspect of this release is the way a myriad of references and inspirations are combined and regenerated to create a fresh sound and one that feels relevant. That’s no easy feat but Timechyld has pulled it off.
Repeated plays of this tune merely highlight the ingenuity that went into shaping it, an exquisite rendering of styles, sonic colour and inventiveness. Timechyld’s debut is a seductive pleasure and one that will stick in your head long after you first hear it. All the ingredients needed for a massive hit song are there and I’m sure you’ll soon be hearing a lot more about Timechyld.
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