Single Review: Worry Party's 'Beach Blood'
North East based trio Worry Party have been creating bedroom indie for a number of years now, and they seem to be getting a lot more comfortable in their own skin.
With 'Beach Blood' being the latest single to be released from their upcoming March 2019 EP, Worry Party have certainly set the bar high with this ambient, sedative two-minute track with a soft velvet feel.
Worry Party do not shy away from using a range of contemporary hooks in their current music, from self-sampled drum beats and reverberating guitar lines, to up-close and personal lyrics with heaps of emotion, they have it all.
'Beach Blood' combines all of these features with a slight delicateness. It sounds as though, when recording the song, they were treating it with the utmost respect and care, like they were handling some sort of priceless antique. In other words, 'Beach Blood' has amazing production value.
Although the track does have a lot of features and body to it, throughout its runtime Worry Party are very careful not to overload the effects.
And rightly so because, if they did, the song would lose its presence. They really have mastered this song to perfection.
‘Beach Blood' drifts in with echoes and patience, chiming in with percussion and beauty until suddenly you're stripped of all of your worries and burdens.
You’ll glide away into this ambient promised land of simplicity while the track carries you through with a maze of drum beats, sci-fi sounding synth textures and homely vocals.
I find that this song really does have an effect almost akin to a stress reliever!
I would have liked 'Blood Beach' to maybe have been 2 minutes longer however, due to the fact that you instantly fall in love with this song, and then its over.
A few more minutes for me would have been much appreciated, to prolong the tone and effect, but also just to lengthen the song.
I feel as though its not enough and I'm just left replaying the song which, to be honest, is a perfect cliff hanger for the rest of the EP, and I can't wait to hear what else Worry Party have to say in their 2019 releases.
It was definitely the right choice to use this track to build hype for the upcoming EP, it truly is genius.