Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“Looking Too Closely” by Fink – A Song Review

This is a song about somebody else
So, don’t worry yourself, worry yourself
Devil’s “right dare,” “right dare” in the details
And you don’t wanna hurt yourself, hurt yourself.

Looking too closely…

     Simplicity in lyrical expression does not rule out the ability of a song to be poignant. And we are fans of poetic lyrics, but poetic simplicity is sometimes the best fit with the instrumental and vocal arrangement of a particular song. If we had doubt about the accuracy of those two sentences, the doubt fell away as we listened to “Looking Too Closely” by Fink.
      “Looking Too Closely” is the first single from the upcoming album by Fink. “Hard Believer,” which will drop on July 14, 2014. The members of Fink are Fin Greenall (vocals and guitar), Guy Whittaker (bass) and Tim Thornton (drums). The piano in “Looking Too Closely” is provided by Ruben Hein. Fink is based in Brighton, U.K.

Our top five features of “Looking Too Closely” (in chronological order):
1. The irony in the highly emotional message of the lyrics as presented by a melodic but relatively unemotional voice.
2. The energy surge that occurs when the electric guitar temporarily takes center stage at 2:12.
3. The siren-like guitar sound at 2:50, just before the electric guitar moves from center stage.
4. The instrumental arrangement that is initiated at 3:29, particularly the kick drum.
5. The vocal/instrument cooperation in closing the song, as the vocals make the final reference to “looking too closely” (4:35) and the instruments start to lose their energy.

           “Looking Too Closely” by Fink 

           “Hard Believer" by Fink - offered for free upon entry of a legitimate email address

           “Warm Shadow" by Fink - our favorite song from pre-2014 releases

1 comment:

  1. Wow these are great tracks. Thanks for opening my ears to Fink.