Silky Roads have captured the essence of everything that made Australian rock in the ’70s so iconic, while adding their own modern edge. Caramel Slice pays homage to the greats across a spectrum of styles, culminating in a laid back beachy tune that’s crafted with pure class.
Unlike the unarguably steady beat in the group’s previous track Pomegranate, there’s a rhythmic ambiguity in Silky Road‘s latest track that creates a desirable intrigue. In a perfectly sleepy summery blues style, Caramel Slice continues to channel reverb and fuzz to craft an easygoing nod to surf-rock without losing any classic rock substance.
There’s a massive nostalgic nod to Aussie rock in the ’70s. The reverberating vocal choruses of ‘ah-ooh’ and the occasional acoustic guitar strum carries the same bright tone you’d hear in a track like Russell Morris’ Wings Of An Eagle (the chorus of which happens to tie in quite seamlessly when flicking between it and the opening notes of Caramel Slice), while the grittiness of the electric guitar harks back to Stevie Wright’s Evie (Part One).
While nodding to the greats of the Australian music scene, the group also tackle a much bigger issue. As darkness fell over our skies during the Black Summer fires, Silky Roads took the time to reflect on some of the bigger issues facing our world in relation to the tragedy.
‘Caramel Slice’ was written during the Black Summer fires; Lyrically the song expresses how we felt fed up with the blind eye that the people in power give towards global issues. We thought it was fitting to add sirens and commotion, as well as a surprise uproar at the end to further translate this point. However, as always, the meaning of the song is up to the listeners interpretation.Silky Roads
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Posted by Rebecca Costanzo