Review: Prides – ‘Out of the Blue’

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With an EP, The Seeds You Sow, already under their belts this year and on the brink of their first UK headline tour, ‘Out of the Blue’ is the latest release from Prides. The Glasgow based electronic pop trio – formed just last year – may well be recognised for their performance of ‘Messiah’ in the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony, and are set to release their debut album in 2015. Prides bring us an enticing track, with an undoubtedly ace video to go with it.

‘Out of the Blue’ hooks you in from the beginning with an electronic motif that can be heard intermittently throughout the track, before we are greeted with vocals from Stewart Brock. For the first 30 seconds the focus of the track remains largely with the vocals that ease us in before it builds, leaving us submerged in the upbeat and euphoric tone that can be associated with Prides.

The track is full of separate repetitions, from a constant drumbeat running as an undercurrent, to repeated lyric phrases that work behind the main body of the song. It is these repetitions that make the track as catchy as it is, and it will be hard not to sing along after just a few listens.

It’s the type of song that will have you wanting to dance around even on a gloomy morning, which makes ‘Out of the Blue’ a perfect remedy to the British winter.

4 stars

 

‘Out of the Blue’ is available now via Island Records.

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