Baeble First Play: The Tropical Synth Warmth Of Amy And The Engine
    • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

    • Posted by: Don Saas

    There's a certain variety of synth sound that makes me think of the Caribbean. There's a staccato, skittering touch to the way the keys are being played. The synths aren't ice cold. They're warm. The first thing I think of when I hear that is Tears for Fears (specifically something like "Head Over Heels"), but the best synth-pop/synth-rock acts of today also find a way to use synths to present a warmer, more personally emotional sound. And on her track "Arrows," Amy & the Engine find that emotion in a number overflowing with warm synths, rocking guitars, and the unbridled energy and drama of Amy Allen's voice.

    We have the exclusive premiere of "Arrows," and for fans of Chvrches, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tears for Fears, and any other act that knows the value of combining emotion with genuine songwriting and top-notch production, it's a must hear. The synths churn along, spinning a warmth that contrasts with the tale of hurt and pain that Amy attempts to overcome as the song progresses. Between this and another track we covered months back, the more baroque pop "Patience," we have a sneaking suspicion that things are only going to keep going up from here.

    And be sure to check out a trailer for the upcoming video for "Arrow" below.

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