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THE DEAD LOVE

‘Ordinary’

Single Review

Reviewer: Brianna Denmeade

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“When its done right, its done right…and they’ve done it really well.”

Richard Kingsmill, triple j

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Sydney grunge larrikins The Dead Love are back! Hot on the heels of a massive 2017, the band is ready to introduce their brand new summer anthem ‘Ordinary’. This new track follows the band’s break out single ‘Sugarcoat’ which garnered strong support from triple j and Spotify.

And with their new single ‘Ordinary’, The Dead Love guys will be touring the country playing their grunge-pop bangers and causing a ruckus around Australia. Last week we got to know the guys better with one of our Amnplify Snapshots (here), and now we have Brianna Denmeade’s review of single Ordinary so you guys have some insight before catching them live on tour (see below for tour details).

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Ordinary opens with simple electric guitar strumming, its a flat note giving the intro a melancholy feel. The strumming continues for four counts of four before the intensity that is, The Dead Love burst into the song with drums and strong vocals.

The energy of the song shifts here giving the track a rock-punk edge to start. The song is mostly sung by the lead singer in an alto range, his voice is a perfect fit for a punk song. The heavy rock sound only last two counts of four before the band shifts back into a more pop-punk sound, the electric guitar softens here and the beat slows.

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The opening lyrics, “Welcome to a brand new day. Sitting here in second place.” gives the listener insight into the meaning behind the song, which overall is a melancholy message of having shit go wrong and not being able to talk it out. In the chorus, the other bandmates join in for an “Oh, oh” and a few (or more than few) “Na, na, nas”, which bring it back to that pop music vibe, with the melody ramping up to give the chorus that punk edge The Dead Love is known for.

‘Ordinary’ definitely leans more toward pop than their last track ‘Sugarcoat’ which I think is a good thing showing their audience that they do not need to be boxed into the punk genre to still make a grungy and emotive song. ‘Ordinary’ blends genres from punk-rock to punk-pop, and does it well. I know that the guys go pretty wild on tour so I look forward to seeing what they do with this one live on stage.

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