From strength to strength, Don’t Worry gift us another interesting single with Confetti.
Off the back of their last single Big House, Don’t Worry seem to be building from strength to strength. With an exclusive BBC 1 Rock Show stream of their latest effort Confetti, it appears everything is coming up Milhouse for the band and I was listening with a keen ear to see what they would deliver next. Where Big House certainly built on the Don’t Worry blueprint, it also showcased their development as musicians and left me craving more of this new sound…
What we have with Confetti is something somewhat different. The opening is almost dream-like, a dainty riff invites us into the song. It is circular in sound and mentally absorbs you. This makes up the tone for most of the opening verse. This riff is ripped apart by vocals which are a lot more prominent than those heard in Big House, they tear into the foreground. Despite this interesting sound, lyrics such as “red and green / what does that mean / transformer” remind you that you are listening to a Don’t Worry single. The riff evolves as we move throughout the song and, in parts, it almost sounds sterile due to its painfully clean nature. From here, it tails off into a huge solo – something we haven’t really experienced from the band before. The guitar builds continuously, adding to the song each time it dances off. The whole track has a feel of distance to its sound, which I love. The conclusion is as delicate and whimsical as its opening. The vocals are a little higher in pitch and guide us out. However, this isn’t all that we got given on Radio 1. At the end of the track, there is an ominous moment, hinting at what is to come after this song in the album. It is acoustic and appears to be set alongside the sound of rainwater. It is stimulating and spews rhetoric about the age of technology. Interesting.
I am very excited to get my hands on the record as soon as possible to see where they take this album. I can’t wait to hear more of this track when it reaches Spotify soon. There is so much potential from both the singles that they have released so far. I just want more.