Coleman Hell is the sole member in the category. Indie Obsessive appreciates production-driven singles, but normally leaves their reviews to bloggers with more knowledge about the genre and the required skillset. The exception is Coleman Hell. “Killer” is his third song that has compelled us to write a post.
Coleman Hell is a singer/songwriter/producer from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is currently based in Toronto. Coleman exploded onto the music scene with the release of the banjo-sampling single “2 Heads.” Tracks such as “Fireproof” (with its harmonica sampling) and “Manic” (with its exploration of mental health issues) showed that the attention was well deserved. “Killer” maintains the momentum.
Coleman stated, “Writing ‘Killer’ was about capturing a vibe. I wanted to make something to soundtrack a late night.” Sign us up. The song has infectious energy, but is not afraid to jump tempos, including a downtempo “We ain't sleepin' all night.” The percussion in “Killer” heavily relies upon finger snaps, with the instruments more often functioning as the rhythm section than as the means for defining the melody.