We previously reviewed Detroit (US) based, Touch The Clouds, with their single, Tension – a great anthemic indie rock track. Today they release their latest single, Be Patient, and we here at the Send Me Your Ears studio have been fortunate to take several listens today.
Be Patient is a simple reminder to the listener that everything is going to be OK. You may not have everything you desire right now, but be patient and be aware of each passing moment. We loved the lyric “with a little bit of hope and a lot of luck these seeds become trees”.
Be Patient starts on some simple snare beats before adding a nicely driven bass guitar. The entire song feels very snare led and powers along in a just-shy-of 3 minutes explosion of energy.
The 16 beat tambourine in the chorus is quiet and very much in the background but it adds so much to the overall feel and sound of the track and alerts the listener that this is the bit they need to pay particular attention to. It helps to make the chorus even more catchy and we dare you not to be singing along by the second time it comes around.
The layered vocals are a nice touch, they sit well in the mix and it’s easy to hear every lyric. The stops in the track help to draw the listener in and work extremely well.
We also liked the great separation of guitars in the solo. It’s easy to differentiate the two parts panned either side, and the solo section really adds a great deal to the excitement of the track.
With a sudden end, this song feels over almost as soon as it began. We instantly hit replay and are still very much in love with this great indie rock track.
From a production perspective, a boost around 60Hz would give some extra thump to the kick drum plus the bass guitar is peaking a little around 75Hz so a cut here would help to separate the kick and bass. The track and in particular the vocal track could use a cut around 650-700Hz to reduce some slightly honky tones. Finally, a boost across the high mids and highs centred around 8kHz with maybe an additional high shelf boost in the top octave would give the whole track a bit more presence and brightness.
Be Patient is another track released in advance of Touch The Clouds forthcoming self-titled 15 track CD. If the two songs we’ve heard so far are anything to go by, this is an album you want to get your hands on as soon as you can!