Thursday, 4 July 2013

MKS - Flatline


Whilst the Sugababes have been busy playing musical chairs over the last eleven years, MKS (a.k.a the Origibabes) have reformed and been busy beavering away on new music for what’s seemed like an eternity of tweets, teasers and Kendrick Lamar samples.  And now Flatline has finally been released, causing the internet to implode.

It’s a song worth imploding over though.  Produced by Dev Hynes, this is a mid-tempo track about a relationship that’s fallen flat – a sentiment beautifully summed up in the chorus lyric “I can feel a flatline that ought to be a wave”.  A little bit Foals-y in its opening guitar lick; a little bit Solange-y in its cool poise; and a little bit Florence-y in its epic final chorus of vocal ad-libs, this has everything you could want in a pop song. 

The pre-chorus is amazing.  The softly cooing vocal harmonies are stunning.  And the pounding drums towards the end are huge.

This could well be one of the best pop tracks of 2013. Listen immediately.

5/5

Listen: Flatline is officially released on September 1st.