Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Melodic - On My Way

Feels Like: Crystal Fighters, Bedouin Soundclash, The Cat Empire

Heads up, there's ample melodica usage in this song. It's been a while since I've had to say that. Reggae-influenced music walks a dangerous tightrope. Fall to one side and you become ubiquitous formula-driven frat-rock. Fall to the other and you end up in spaced-out hippy land. But if you mix in the reggae flavors just right, you can add that tropical feel without disturbing the flavor. The Melodic walk this tightrope pretty well and "On My Way" is jangly tropic pop at its finest, but the real star is the melodica.