“The clocks a tickin and a tockin / As you login on ya social media”

West-Midlands four-piece Citylightz investigate our bizarre and toxic on the internet obsession in their most current single ‘#trending’.

The band, who originally shaped back in 2009, comply with on from a sprinkle of sturdy releases last calendar year together with ‘Game Over’, ‘Envy’ and ‘Hats Off’. Now they get their witty (and thought-provoking) lyricism set towards a backdrop of punchy indie rock melodies to tell a tale of digital dystopia.

Jogging at above 4 minutes, ‘#trending’ ain’t short nor particularly sweet. As a substitute, we’re taken by the complexities of social media culture, touching on themes of on the web presence, electronic validation, and that relentless quest for views.

The band have stated: “This keep track of isn’t just about the highs of receiving likes and views it’s a commentary on the lookup for genuine relationship in a globe dominated by screens.”

Opening with a biting guitar strum prior to picking up the pace with the addition of a thumping bass and thundering drumbeat – fast-fire verses are delivered over a catchy nearly bouncing riff recounting our everyday online behaviors. Choruses adjust it up with the introduction of backing harmonies which compliment the lead. 

“Digital social LITE / Residing your life for the likes”

There’s a true essence of The Specials and early Arctic Monkeys to this keep track of – a sonic blend that includes not just indie, but rap and ska/punk components also. Fitting for a track which gives this kind of a reflective and powerful social commentary on modern-day day modern society.

Switching up the tempo at the two moment fifty 2nd mark – the recurring chorus which commences “I’m dwelling my lifestyle although you’re reside streaming it…” – reminding us all to try keep a lot more present, before we miss out on the significant bits.

So what are you waiting around for? Log out and press enjoy on this just one.


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