Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
The Operator - Max Pope
Singer/Songwriter Max Pope has a cool, retro sound in his latest single "The Operator" that is very reminiscent of some of the lounge-y rock that has rippled through the genre for decades.
Check out the track below:
"The Operator" feels uniquely old-school, using a combination of back up singers, echo/reverb, a simple, yet very effective, fuzzy electric guitar, and folds everything together into a very engaging package. Pope has created one of those songs that feels familiar, yet is not derivative of what came before it--this feels like something you would get to hear in a modern, "you only know about it if you're told" speakeasy.
Also, shout-out to the sudden appearance of (what I think is a) flute--it's there briefly, popping in to dynamically shift tone, and then it's gone just as fast. I liked that...
If you're looking for more Max Pope, check out his album Didn't I?; it's got a healthy mix of tempos song to song, but all while maintaining that chic-rock feel--my personal other favourites being "All That I Need" and "Less than Nothing"
Here's the May 2017 DSD Playlist! We're only missing one track this month (and I'll hopefully be able to add it in later)! It's wonderful, as always, but that should be assumed when I'm making playlists of nothing but songs I enjoy...
Come on back tomorrow for our next Song of the Day!
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