First Impressions: AlunaGeorge Beat That Rhythm On The 'Drum'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Songs are always doing double, even quadruple the duty. Feigning off depression, getting the ass in shape, pumping up that dull party, and of course, my favorite function of all, provoking memories. When plugging into this loose little cannon of AlunaGeorge's, I couldn't helping thinking how their excellent new slice, "Your Drums, Your Love", felt so out-of-time, but felt so in-time...if that makes any sense. As evolving as the London duo have been, they are still rooted in themes of yesteryear. "Your Drums, Your Love" dreamily oozes in on squishy synths and frantic drum work, but when the chorus kicks in, it reminds me so much of grazing around Claire's Accessories, picking up yet another *NSYNC folder, while wearing grape scented body glitter, and carrying a plastic lunchbox purse. It's so late 90's-early 2000's pop delighful that it just took me back---in a good way.

Like I said, the UK Bass laced throughout it is to make the track less squeaky clean, but if you just catch on you'll hear some All Saints, maybe a little Samantha Mumba or early Robyn somewhere in it's structure.  While I think I'll skip the grape body glitter (though I might dust off that lunchbox purse), I can maturely re-experience my tweendom thanks to "Your Drums, Your Love".

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