Wednesday, 7 January 2015

My single of the week - Echosmith - Cool Kids

My new single of the week is by Echosmith with Cool Kids.

This isn't a new release. Its been a slow burner. Its currently sitting at number 60 in the top 100 uk singles chart. Its far better than that position represents though.

They remind me of a sort of combination of Echo Belly (think 90's), Paramore and Ellie Goulding. Her voice is a bit husky, and very beautiful. The song has a distinct New Order/Joy Division vibe and throws more than a nod to the 80's pop / indie scene.

The band are American and are actually all from the same family. All brothers and sisters in fact. They started up back in 2009, but this is the first song I have heard from them. I like the fact that they are young and American, but sound like 80's indie Brit bands.

Their first album Talking Dreams was released in 2013, along with this single in the US. Its taken until now for it to creep its way into the UK charts.

I heard this on Radio One so its now getting prime time airplay, so I would expect its chart position to soar!

The video features the band looking, well, cool. Which matches the title. The singer is very pretty and stylish though, which kind of makes her singing that she wants to be like the cool kids a little odd, as she clearly is one! Her brothers are the band behind her on guitar and drums making up their four piece.

This is an amazing song, and hopefully, the start of things to come from this talented band. Have a listen and let me know what you think.

You can find all my previous singles of the week over at My Music page - just click here.

(video published on youtube by Echosmith

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