Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Tel Aviv (Israel) indie rock band, Burton Badman. Fields Of Confusion is the fourth single to be released from their upcoming debut album, The Opposite Way Around, due for release on November 4 2022.

Fields of Confusion, lyrically, is an intense journey into the deepest and darkest traumas that we carry with us throughout our lives.

Fields of Confusion grabs your attention straight away. If you’re a fan of Rock/Classic Rock or Rock Blues then this is definitely one for you. This has a nodding groovy beat that feels hypnotic. Coming in with the coolest of guitar riffs, the drums follow, and you’d expect the bass to come in at the same time, instead, Burton Badman choose to bring in the bass a little later and it seriously adds to the impact and build of the intro.

We love how the track builds into the vocals, with a cool space-like futuristic sound, this really shapes up to be an exciting listen.

The drums have some wonderful stereo in them and keep that punishing rhythm powering along and absolutely forcing you to nod your head or tap your toes.

Our favourite aspect of this track was the couple of totally unexpected and unpredictable stops in the verses. This really stands this track out from the crowd and helps to maintain the listener’s interest. There’s just a light touch of keys in the background that’s barely there, but really helps to fill out the sound.

As you would expect for a Classic Rock/Blues track, this is a solo heavy track. The guitarist pulls off a couple of thrilling solos that Blues fans are going to just lap up.

With a tight stinger ending, this track is well conceived with some unique moments and real character. We feel it may be a great song to pitch for sync licensing in a TV show or movie and would urge Burton Badman to seek out such opportunities.

From a production perspective, we felt that a small boost around 70Hz would bring the thump of the kick drum up a little. The guitar playing the main riff could use a small cut around 2.5kHz to reduce some slightly harsh tones. A small but wide boost centred around 9kHz would add some extra brightness with maybe even a high shelf boost in the top octave to bring out the sparkle in that excellent hi-hat work. We also tried a light compressor / limiter to add around 3dB of gain to the track for punch.

An excellent example of the genre, Fields of Confusion is a captivating head-nodder. We urge you to add this to your playlist and pre-save their upcoming album.