Uh, NOW it’s getting mighty groovy in here. Fasten your seatbelts, we’re about to start the ride into the world of Marcus Wadell, better known as Cradle Cat.
With a fun and lightweight approach, but an awesome fat and dirty bass synth, the back in November ’19 released “Future Self” makes me smile, groove, and sing along at the same time (because lets be honest, this tune is catchy af. I caught myself even singing along to that high pitched synth in there). While using quite a minimalistic setting, the song is really effective nevertheless. Single one-shot percussive elements add a mysterious atmosphere in there, the vocals are somewhere in between sassy, joking, serious and melodic. I really like this mixture of singing and almost rapping those vocals away while the backing music is dripping that juicy bass line. This music is designed to have an effect on the listener besides just thinking ‘nice tune, yo’.
Wadell also writes commerical jingles, and he uses the skills in his arsenal to manipulate the listener in an outstanding fashion. This is not a bad thing at all when it comes to creating music. Of course, this song doesn’t make me want to go out and buy something, but its catchy, it sticks to your brain immediately and really leaves a mark when you listen to it. Long story short: this is a beautiful electro pop song.
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