Cloud Control - Zone (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:40:36 | 93.26 Mb
Indie Pop, Indie Rock | Country: Australia | Label: Ivy League Records
Australia's Cloud Control are back with a new album, ZONE, their third, and we've got the premiere of its new single, almost title track "Zone (This Is How It Feels)." ZONE is due out September 1 via Ivy League (in Austraila) and Votiv (in the U.S.). "Zone (This Is How It Feels)" starts with a moody intro. There are sounds of thunder in the distance, as well as hints of keys, and then the rain starts. Singer/guitarist Alister Wright's vocals soon come in, lamenting "I hate it when you walk away/All the things that I couldn't say/When I look back on yesterday/Can't see because it starts to rain." But slowly the song gives way to an anthemic chorus and the clouds part when keyboardist Heidi Lenffer sings a later verse ("This is where I want to stay" she promises). Once a spoken word portion arrives (improvised by a friend of the band), "Zone (This Is How It Feels)" is cemented as an ambitious song. It's a thoroughly modern track, and a big advancement from the fun retro psych rock of their 2010-released debut album, Bliss Release (whose highlight was probably a song named after a classic rock band, "The Rolling Stones").