genre: New Wave
creation date: 2022-04-16
Read a RadioIndie Airplay review about the song:
With a strong sense of rhythmic vigor driving it forward and rousing spirited performances bringing its writing vividly to life, The Fine Chairs' new wave rocker "Down" is an invigorating listen that is both deftly produced and well-arranged, offering listeners an invigorating blend of 80's inspired new wave and alternative rock styles with strong hints of brit-pop thrown in for good measure. Abundant in riffs and mature in its writing, "Down" is a great piece of songwriting that is both endlessly playable and creatively inspired.
Opening with a particularly peaceful concoction of natural ambient sounds that's soon followed by some gloriously laid-back guitar riffage, "Down" cleverly decides to ease its listeners into the track gently before catapulting them into a more rhythmically immediate affair that combines driving bass and guitar with a propulsive drum beat that gets those energy levels raised and ears well and truly invigorated. With its lively nature strongly established, the entrance of the song's charismatic lead vocal performance further strengthens the track's definite sense of character and plays brilliantly off the accompanying music's energy, this allows for some excellent melodic and rhythmic interplay to occur between the track's various elements and ensures the arrangement always feels fresh and thematically strong.