PARAFFIN gives us an interesting take on screens robbing us of mortal human touch in "White light"
In the underground beltways of the south coast of The Great Britain, a 5-piece indie group PARAFFIN, renowned for their rowdy atmospheric live gigs, fall no strangers to being masterful at their craft. Drawing inspirations from garage rock revival projects from the likes of The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and The 1975, they have attracted cliques of immersed indie listeners to their discography, having released multiple singles over the last few years.
"PARAFFIN definitely give off the impression of brave visionary musicians who aren't afraid to cross the line every now and then through their craft."
Their new single "White Light" chronicles over a delicate theme of our phone screens taking over our interpersonal relationships which in turn is robbing us of the affection we once used to feel for the ones we loved. Right off the bat, the instrumentals sound brightly layered together but much harsher in comparison to the vocal performance. The main guitar riff, although PARAFFIN have had great success at creating well thought out and unique riffs in the past, fail to craft one in this track. That is not to say it isn't effective, but maybe it is a bit distracting considering the mixing choices of this track. As it progresses, it takes great turns, almost switching the tone, really locking in the emotions of the lyrics written by the guitarist Tyler Adams.
Give this track a listen simply for the boldness these artists possess for going off the line and experimenting with conventional norms of making music. If you love the sound of albums like "Is this it" and "Favourite Worst Nightmare", this will turn out to be a great mix in between.
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