Everything But The Everything is back with a new song entitled “Blue Sun featuring Olivia Barchard.” If you are unfamiliar with his work he mentions “Izzy The Gent takes a different approach to producing and releasing music under his Everything But The Everything moniker. As a bass player and producer by nature, he pairs each of his indie-rock tracks to a specific voice, knowing that one person will be the perfect fit for the song.”
Barchard was a good choice for this song to my ears. The song starts with a fairly straightforward distorted guitar riff, a driving beat and what sounded like additional arpeggiated percussive elements. Barchard's vocals are simultaneously lush and powerful.
There are some similarities between Victoria Legrand from Beach House especially around the one-minute mark where the song opens up and starts to feel more shoegaze influenced. There’s a good amount of reverb coming from the stereo field.
The song goes back to verse with perhaps a little more energy but not much. I thought the lead guitars were also very well done on the chorus which sounds like the player is hitting sixteenth notes that combine with a sheen of reverb. There are slight post-rock vibes on this song that combine with ’70s punk aesthetic.
The song is just over three minutes long and all the fat seems to be trimmed off. There’s no navel gazing, experimental sections or anything else that feels labored. At its heart this is a single worthy song that has repeat worthy value. Take a listen.
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