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Nation - Single Review: Summer

25 Nov 2017 // A review by butch181
Nation's new track, Summer, instantly hits you with some high notes and some sultry lows on the vocals, reminiscent of Laughton Kora's style, led by some jazzy funky bass and a very Jamiroquai-esque hook in the chorus. With a very basic chorus lyrically (easy to remember which makes it likely to quickly become a crowdpleaser at live shows). The guitar presence is reasonably minimal in the track compared with the other instruments, but there are some nice subtle intricate fills here and there.

The short EDM breakdown was unexpected, but it fits in well with the quiet synth that backs the entire track up to that point. An interesting track as the Summer title would generally make me think of sunshine, beaches, and road trips, however, the level of bass and the drop in the breakdown gives it a "heavy" feel energy-wise, which makes it seem more of a night time club hit, than a lighthearted airy Summer hit.

A great, compact, energetic track, that must have been arranged with Summer festivals in mind.


Review written by Alex Moulton

About Nation

Nation are a four piece groove-pop band that infuse elements from rock, soul and electronica, creating a truly unique sonic landscape.

Their sounds are full to the brim with energy and colour, perfectly balancing creative musicality and easy listening.

Their live shows are explosive and contain dazzling guitar solos, huge synths, a groove smothered rhythm section and soaring vocals.

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Nation
Year: 2016
Type: EP

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