FROTH OF THE DAY: HER’S – SPEED RACER

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 by Tom Hutchins

Don’t you love a song that truly packs a punch? This new one from Liverpool’s Her’s is punchy as hell and guaranteed to give you the pick me up you so desperately need. This is now the fourth track we’ve been gifted from this sublime two-piece, and whilst their previous works have been built as slower, lo-fi ballads (all freakin’ brilliant by the way) – ‘Speed Racer’ injects pace and upbeat rhythms from the get go. The instrumentation seems to be a modern-day take on swing, with bubbling bass and a clap-along stretch of percussion – all wrapped up in hazy guitars that would make Mac daddy DeMarco jealous. And whilst the lyrics still based in the love-struck world we know them for, they are shot out in a way that almost doesn’t give the story time to breath. They’re still so sultry that I’m sure the band would win over whoever it is they plead with to “let me love you tonight”. This is an act worth keeping an eye on in 2017.

Songs Of Her’s is out May 12 via Heist Or Hit.