Wednesday 12 November 2014

D.I.D | Hotel

I won't lie, after much patient waiting, the first play of D.I.D's new single didn't really wow me to the extent I hoped it would. They might have a snappier new name (previously Dog Is Dead), changed for reasons I'm still unsure, but their new direction sort of fell flat on what I hoped it would deliver. I can see where they want to go but its grungy guitars might have reaped better rewards if left raw with less studio polishing. A few plays in though and it's definitely a grower. Fans of their softly played precious work might be a little shocked at first but dig a little deeper and it's still most definitely the Dog is Dead we all first fell in love with back in 2012. Stream 'Hotel' above now - the band had the following to say about it:

“Hotel is essentially a rhythm and blues track. What started off as a Lightnin' Hopkins, Elmore James-esque ditty fell victim to my obsession with experimenting with sounds and trying to make my guitar sound nothing like a guitar. At times modern music can be so uninspiring so I wanted write the sort of song that would've made me pick up the guitar in the first place when I was twelve years old. What we ended up with was a complete Frankenstein of 70s Rock, soul and blues, something heavy enough to bang your head to but melodically soulful and harmony laden.”


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