Brisbane alt-pop outfit Syrup have returned with their latest exploration into more funk-laden and bass-driven tunes. Bottled up as an instant mood-shifter, Turn is demanding an audience that will sing, clap and dance along with it. On the path to becoming the ultimate festival track of the season, this is a tune to celebrate with – so pop the cork and keep the good times flowing.
So much bass, so much funk. It’s delicious. The latest offering from Brisbane alt-pop group Syrup is the perfect complement to their recent release Sun, but takes even punchier and bolder strides.
There’s a little bit of a Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams ‘Get Lucky‘ vibe in the guitar, but Syrup’s approach is a whole lot sharper and stickier. Sitting more in line with the likes of Thievery Corporation, it’s a full-bodied tune that perfectly takes up every bit of room it needs without overcrowding the sound.
After taking some time stepping back to realign our choices in aesthetic of production, taste and ideas we decided to move along and further down the path of funk. This track was therefore built totally around the bassline and we are stoked that we channelled the energy of the low-end in this case.Harry Pratt
The hand-clap, group-chant lead up to the chorus is so catchy, letting the festival crowd come clearly dancing into your mind. It’s all hooks and head-nodding, with a bit of shoulder-shaking and toe-tapping. Not to mention the slight likeness to Bowie‘s deep vocals in the verses, and the blistering ’80s style synth that sparkles across the top of the track towards the end. Like we said, it’s DELICIOUS.
Diving more into the lyrics, Harry Pratt describes it as ‘tackling the age-old problem of feeling like you’re stuck in a place you don’t want to be and fighting to get out‘. It explores the hesitation of breaking away from a situation after taking a while to come to terms with the fact that you don’t actually want to be there anymore.
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Posted by Rebecca Costanzo.