Fledgling pop rock band aliensdontringdoorbells debuted the video for its latest single this week.
The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Slipping Away‘ Friday. The song is the latest single and opening track from the band’s debut album Arrival. The band debuted the album’s then latest single ‘It’s Your Night‘ and its video in August.
The video finds the band performing its new single in a club setting that looks like it was set in the 1980s. That is fitting considering that the song’s musical arrangement (and that of most of the record’s music) takes listeners back to the 80s and 90s.
As the band performs, audiences are treated to the story of how a young couple meet and how the couple ended up apart.
‘Slipping Away’ offers audiences a somewhat unique musical presentation. The very opening chromatic riff is a direct lifting of Rush’s hit song ‘Free Will.’ It is just that set of notes, but the comparison is undeniable. The rest of the song is still Rush-esque in its arrangement. There are also other classic rock influences coupled with that influence. The whole of the arrangement makes me a catchy work composition that takes listeners back to the late 80s and early 90s. When the catchy arrangement joins with the song’s lyrical content, which finds the song’s subject asking, “How will you keep your girl from slipping away?/How will you…make it all okay?/How will you change my mind/With the words you say?” The response to the question comes throughout the course of the song’s almost three-and-a-half minute run time. The majority of the response is difficult to understand without a lyrics sheet to reference, but just enough can be understood, allowing in turn, a person to understand that the response is in fact being delivered. The whole comes across as two people (likely men) having a conversation about one of the pair perhaps not doing enough for his woman. It makes for an interesting take on the all-too-familiar topic of relationships. The energy in the song’s arrangement and the stylistic approach helps to paint the picture even better, and in turn create even more enjoyment and engagement for audiences. When it is considered along with ‘Daddy Blues,’ the two songs, which are so distinctly unlike one another stylistically but so alike in their lyrical topics, make for even more appeal for the album.
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