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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gravitonas - Kites


"All we want is to be heard"

I feel like Alexander Bard (of BWO, Army Of Lovers, Vacuum fame) really only has a few song templates that he keeps reshuffling and releasing. There's certainly a Bard "sound." I think I could spot one of his songs without even knowing who the artist was. So, it's not surprising that his first single with his new project Gravitonas sounds like it could have been on the latest BWO album. The only real difference is the vocals (though new vocalist Andreas Öhrn even sounds a little like BWO's Martin Rolinski). Luckily, Kites would have been a great BWO song and is, in fact, a great Gravitonas song. It's hardly the rock music some of us were expecting, though there is a catchy guitar hook throughout. More importantly, the track builds into somewhat of an anthem. The chorus is pretty silly, but delivered with the total straight-faced drama that seems to be a bit of a Bard trademark. Best part? About a third of the way through when the beat well and truly drops. It's nice to know that the pop world has someone like Alexander Bard (even though I'd prefer another BWO album!).

Gravitonas - Kites by alienhits

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Blogger Paul said...

Good points - I'm ever so slightly less enthused about the song now than when i wrote about it a few days ago, but you're right: It does kick in big style with the beat - someone described it as BWO meets Keane circa Perfect Symmetry and that sort of works for me :)

12:23 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Problem is, it's a fine single, but it's definitely going to get lost in the shuffle of so many epic spring/summer releases. I'll reserve total judgement until we get an album.

7:31 PM  

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