IAMTHESHADOW – Always
Artistic growth: this great rarity.
We often find bands unable to follow the road amplifying their skills. It seems a highly difficult matter to depart from the attempt to reinvent themselves. It is not about denying their own style, but the opposite.
IAMTHESHADOW shows that everything is possible with this second single from the next album “PITCHBLACK” coming out in May.
The scribe is surprisingly amazed and above all involved by a song that shows how the band hasn’t got stuck in the way of understanding their music.
ALWAYS is a digression in sound, in the richness of a guitar which is more present, effective, massive, dark but free to take us by the hand: a choice leading Pedro to win any bet, because there is talent and the ability to know how to move, allowing Rui to free his equally remarkable genius with a bass that is substantial, dynamic, sensual, clinging to us relentlessly.
Vitor here becomes a keyboard player who with skill completes the work of the other two members of the band, making a dress that is perfectly suited to a tune that, with a modern and intense approach, shows a Postpunk more than the Darkwave that we were undoubtedly more accustomed to hear in their music.
The song makes us dance, and with this band, let’s admit it, we did it very often. But here also our dance changes: it becomes more aggressive and takes us into the night with more transport, in a rhythm that grows compared to the past.
The rhythm is intense and the dreams and the night in the track have a dress and a meaning in which Pedro is skillfully able to make a melancholy treatise of a destiny that separates events, an oblivion and despair connected to each other with no escape.
There is a form of constant emotional tension in this song in which we find the ability to fascinate the listener with a magnetism that lasts from start to finish. This track has an excellent groove and it sweeps away any doubts in those who thought they should not expect anything different from a band that has been around for 5 years now.
This tune confirms us the change of direction in the search for a modernity and a stylistic choice that brings them and us, as a consequence, a new air: nothing has been lost of their musical approach, but a lot has been added, with an amazing Class!
We just have to smile waiting for the album.
We are ready to be fascinated by this Portuguese band with a record that will enter vehemently into our favourite listenings of this 2020.