"Electronic indie band The Curfew, just released their single 'Playin' with Fire', an exciting and fresh modern electropop song with lots of synthpop roots, this track instantly is an ear-catching fest!
Despite being around for quite some time, The Curfew just relatively recently started releasing to the public some of their music productions, and it shows the skills they been acquiring in those more internal endeavors.
This track is particularly interesting because the band explains the process to write it and produce it, and it was all long distance in their bedrooms (obviously forced and affected by 'the you know what' every one of us has experienced since last year.
Just telling it right now, this track kicks ass and it shows how high-quality productions can be achieved no matter how or where one ends up doing them.
'Playing' with Fire' is a very catchy tune, that's built on a powerful melodic core, the beat is shiny and uplifting, and the overall atmosphere feels inviting and defiant in various ways, but retaining a classic 80's alternative new wave kind of sensation.
There is cool and fresh guitar work and the synth parts are creative and delightful, some of them get a little crazy at some point in the best way possible.
The vocals are solid and hold a strong character that blends perfectly with the mood of the song, their texture and performance are just right for the song's theme.
Please follow and listen to The Curfew, it's a fresh indie modern electropop galore!
by Synthpop Your World on 20-April-2021
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INSIDE THE TRACK: [artist's commentary]
"Playin' with Fire" was written and recorded by us in our bedrooms over the last 2 years. The initial idea came in 2018 while attempting to write a 'NINE INCH NAILS' type of song. Over the course of about 5-6 demos, the song found its way. It's the product of a lot of late nights, 2 key changes, and wrestling with a lot of different guitar tones. The guitar tracks were the hardest for us to nail. There were probably about 5 guitars used on the recording, and about 6 different tries at guitar tracks. A cheap Squier Bullet was even used for the main lead line on the chorus because it just had the right tone. Half of the vocals were recorded over a Zoom call during the worst part of the pandemic, for us to stay socially-distanced. The track pays homage to artists like Sebastian, Michael Jackson, Justice, and Eddie Van Halen. The process was a wild ride but we're excited for everyone to hear it. There are many more songs to come!
Here's a link TO A BRIEF EVOLUTION OF THE TRACK: https://youtu.be/hi5ECdWEklI