If i’d have to categorize this (which I don’t like doing, but just for the sake of being organized I will), i’d say it sounds like a douce dubstep. But not because it’s not a ‘violent’ dubstep does it mean that its less soulful and less powerful. Glass Animals’ 2012 Album Leafing makes for a great soundscape after a tumultuous Monday. You can’t get overwhelmed you know, it’s just Monday; it was here last week and it will be here next week. And no matter how quickly you realize all the things you have on your plate, the only way to make them go away is by breathing a little, playing something like this and taking them one step at a time. I love that right after the verses the drums stop for a second and just leave you suspended with the singer’s voice before breaking in with the chorus. Also, when I noticed the speed and the beat of the drums I couldn’t help but remember when I saw Oh Land. God, her drummer, Hans Hvidberg-Hansen could just pick up the pace of the songs so quickly. It just changes the mood of the song completely, in a good way. You go from an eerie beginning to a very deep and sort-of-epic chorus build-up.
This four-piece group is one of the leading acts of new UK label Kaya Kaya, their sounds give you the exact mix of that XX mysteriousness many of us fell in love with, just with a little more dance-ness to it. Perfect pick-me-up.