Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Pacificaze. Wanderlust is released on 21st April 2023, and we have had the opportunity for a pre-listen today. Pacificaze is Jack Bodhi, supported by Jon Lawton on bass and Peter Roper on drums.

Pacificaze came about from the artist’s love of the sea. To Jack, the sea represents mystery, beauty and freedom. It is what separates us from the far-flung adventures we just haven’t got around to taking yet. In Jack’s words, “Say yes to the voyage, you never know where it will lead.”

Wanderlust fades in with synth sounds before leading into a full band with a simple electric guitar solo before dropping back for the first verse.

Jack’s vocals are warm and passionate. They have some modern stylings without falling into the trap of auto-tuning. They have plenty of character, and the song stands up well as a modern pop song with Britpop/90s influences.

Wanderlust makes good use of panning, with interesting guitar riffs happening to one side, and some lovely layered vocals in the choruses. The song also uses rise and falls well, with some superb builds with great tension and release.

The choruses are catchy and have some delicate little guitar fills between the vocal lines to help keep the momentum and interest going for the listener.

Ideas from our ears

A low shelf boost in the bottom 3 octaves with an additional boost around 50Hz would thicken up the low end, giving the whole track a fuller sound. A vocal cut around 250Hz would also reduce the occasional ‘muddy’ tone. A fairly large high shelf boost set around 9kHz would increase the brightness and presence in the overall track. Finally, a light compressor/limiter with maybe 3dB of make-up gain would add a little extra warmth and volume. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.

Final thoughts

Pacificaze’s, Wanderlust, is a fun and catchy pop song that combines Britpop with 90s rock and surf rock influences to create a unique, modern-sounding track. We recommend adding this track to your playlist.