DateMonthYear’s latest release, March, is a piece of minimalistic beauty. Starting with some simple notes on the keys, the composition rises in energy with the addition of guitars before returning to a minimal output, ebbing and flowing. Focus is on the meandering vocal harmonies that run over the rhythmic rolling bass, with every little guitar riff accenting and complementing rather than deciding the main direction of the track. The slow lackadaisical tempo creates an organic flow of the music allowing natural progression and crescendos, ignoring the usual 3:30 time frame that mainstream pop rock songs adhere to.
The unhurried but deliberate nature of the music is mirrored by the video that accompanies it. Directed by Bad George, winner of the 48 hour film competition, the footage consists of unending movement until the breakdown of the song; whether the protagonist or the camera easing through the natural environment, the movement is continuous, increasing in speed and aggression in the breakdown of the song. Beautifully shot in high definition, it’s a relaxing way to unwind, and makes me yearn for the summer.
Review written by Alex ( read it here!)