Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm


A new Lane 8 tune. Already huge. Out in mid-November.

The quote at the start of this post is from Winston Churchill and I quite like it. But it hardly seems fair to use it in a Lane 8 post, who’s progress has been going from success to success without loss of enthusiasm. When I interviewed him in July I said “This boy’s on the verge of getting really big.” And so it’s proved. This new tune has only been out a couple of days and already has over 125k plays on soundcloud and a premier on Radio 1’s Annie Mac.

This is therefore an almost pointless post. Nonetheless, here goes. Lane 8 has again chosen to work with a vocalist – being Solomon Grey (who?). I always worry that vocalists mean that the track will be full of cheap peaks and a sugary sell out. Lane 8 has again dodged that particular trap but provides something that manages the enviable trick of being familiar enough on first listen to enjoy but with enough depth to enjoy on repeated listens. It’s the use of the underpinning deep bass line that keeps the track grounded. The vocals operate at a higher level but without ever being allowed to dominate. And it avoids the traditional platitude, chorus, platitude cycle. There isn’t even an ecstatic peak until 4 mins in. Clever, very clever. Even a snob like me can’t help but be seduced. Dance floor magic. Again.

If that isn’t enough for you, have a free Lane 8 mixtape to download

Solomon Grey

~ by acidted on October 13, 2014.

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