People and Poets

17 Apr

The People The Poet’s “Club 27” is retro right from the first time listeners hear the lead singers voice. It’s a mix between Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bono from U2, and Bruce Springsteen but while having retro element in the vocals and the melody of the tune, it is also firmly modern.

The song itself addresses the 27 club in Heaven about all the musicians who tragically died at the age of the 27, and mentions some of the artists by name. It’s pretty sentimental and in another’s hands it could come off as cheesy but The People The Poet make it sound like a sincere tribute to those who have passed.

The main retro element here is in the vocal performance with shades of the 80s to it from the clean cut Bono like tone to the more gruff grit of Bruce Springsteen towards the end of the track. But having this song in 2016 means more than it ever could in the 80s, with more famous musicians having died at the early age of 27.

“Club 27” is an extremely visual song and that may be the best thing the track has going for it. Its lyrics allow the image of this certain special place in Heaven to really come alive.

It’s not the most retro song to be found, but if you listen close enough you can hear the throwback influences.

Discography: Paradise Closed (2016).

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