FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016 |
Posted by: Mike Montemarano
Fitz and the Tantrums have released the lead single off their newly announced, upcoming self-titled album due to hit shelves on June 10th, displaying the continuous momentum the outfit has to deliver seamless blends of alt-rock instrumentals and booming electronic pop choruses. As always, the outfit is geared to make some extremely danceable tracks with strangely quirky moments.
On par with many of their other tracks, the central part of "Handclap" lies heavily in a handful of very memorable synth riffs and sleek bass hooks. The chorus, which repeats "I can make your hands clap" is definitely a truthful one. Propelled by a fast-paced beat, there's lots of kinesthetic qualities to the tune, as things get increasingly layered with a subtle brass section and some smooth guitar as a nice backdrop.
Fitz and the Tantrums have a great degree of charisma in their sound which is sure to keep up on the rest of the album, ripe with formulas and hooks that accomplish the exact kind of experience the group desires to fulfill for audiences, and a lust-filled drive within the vocal presence and lyrics that fits in quite well with the fiery, dynamic direction the group seems to be taking.
The first look into the self-titled album demonstrates a moment in which the musicians are very much immersing in a club-friendly formula full of every upbeat quality that's considered the most danceable in pop music today. Their sound seems to be heading in a much more crisp, electronically embellished vibe with the same vibrant energy the band has always been able to put on the table.
And be sure to check out our classic session with the band below.