- 28 Jul 20
The technically-accomplished single is the second track the Dublin rockers have released from their forthcoming EP.
Dublin-based rock band Priorland have released ‘Seasons’, a technically-impressive single warm with fond memories of youth.
‘Seasons’ is the second single Priorland have shared from their upcoming debut EP; the first was ‘Moving to the Beat’, a funky, danceable track that came out in May.
With lyrics like “those words on the page / are forever fading away,” the latest single is undeniably nostalgic. Yet as frontman Tommy Hughes sings about his lost youth, he refuses to wallow in melancholy.
On their Bandcamp, Priorland wrote that ‘Seasons’ explores “the theme of reflection on youth” but insists on a “lack of regret for the decisions that led you to where you are now.”
Though just as energetic as 'Moving to the Beat', ‘Seasons’ is more slow-burning and layered — a sound which shows off the band’s considerable technical skill.
Throughout the verses of ‘Seasons’, the band’s guitarist plays a series of nimble arpeggios reminiscent of math-rock bands like American Football. And when the chorus kicks in, the guitarist begins to harmonize with the vocal line, creating an electrifying and balanced composition.
All this action takes place over the drumming of Conor Kavanagh, who controls the listener’s energy by shifting tempos nearly every time the song arrives at a new section.
Priorland describe themselves as “driven and musically obsessed.” The deftness of the arrangement of ‘Seasons’ is proof that they’re obsessed not just with the fun surface of music, but also with the theory that makes it tick.
Look out for Priorland’s debut EP later this year. In the meantime, listen to ‘Seasons’ in its entirety on Spotify below.