Tune Porn #1: ‘The City’ by The 1975

Out of the need to maximise the benefits of having a smartphone-data plan bundle, I considered streaming music over 8tracks on a regular basis.

I love my play list, mind you. It has a sizable range of genre, from pop, indie folk, trance, and even Asian pop – which somehow reflects my randomness.

However, 8tracks can be more advantageous for people who want a ‘flow’ in their listening experience. People in general have the tendency to flood music players with several genres. And if a certain song has already set the mood, say ‘Play Hard’ by David Guetta, clearly a Josh Groban track on queue would spoil the day.

And that’s what 8tracks addresses – by allowing the user to tailor-fit current mood with a specific genre.

So one Friday I decided to use the service and this song by The 1975 got stuck in my head.

It dawned on me that I’ve heard this over the radio a few months back.

I won’t pretend that I’m a big fan of indie rock, but this kind of tune suits me anytime of the day. The song  is catchy enough and doesn’t break my eardrums with the unnecessary growling and percussion.

The accent must be something I need to get used to. Matthew Healy eats his words on some lines and it’s quite annoying for someone like me who doesn’t pick up lyrics unless I read them.

Based on initial research (thanks to Wikipedia), the album was produced by Mike Crossey, who previously collaborated with Arctic Monkeys and Foals. That’s a pretty appealing combination especially that ‘My Number’ went nonstop on my built-in music player for about a week or two.

Perhaps I’ll just stick with The 1975 in the coming days.

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