Single Review: The Shy Lips – Bahia Part 2


Like many of you I spend so much time listening to music which aims to make a point, be hard hitting, have a deep meaning, be emotive etc that I often forget what is at the other end of the spectrum. And that is music that makes you want to dance like a first class idiot and have fun. So my mission with this review is to restore some of the balance because this track is glorious.

Formed back in 2012 The Shy Lips are Adam Benrahmoun Johansson, Victor Pettersson, Alexander Lisinski and Anton Ekedahl. The band is the brainchild of Adam and Victor who hit upon the idea while travelling in Europe and South America. The duo recruited Alexander and Anton is Gothenburg and their idea became a reality.

This new track serves as a follow up to 2014’s She Was Born In Bahia which was released to pretty much universal acclaim. Although funnily enough before reviewing the new track I had a listen to it and I didn’t really think it was anything special if I’m being honest but this one, Bahia Part 2 is absolutely awesome.

You want infectious, feel good music that will make you want to get up and dance like a drunken Uncle at a family wedding then you’ve come to the right place. I was starting to think that the fun had gone out of Indie and rock and roll but in the space of four minutes I have been proved spectacularly wrong. The song even has a really cool video which you can check out below too.

I can’t exactly pin down what makes me love this tune so much, but it just makes me want to smile. If you can’t smile and have a good time to this track then I really do feel sorry for you. Songs with loads of meaning and loads of feeling are all well and good but sometimes you need to just forget all that, completely lose your shit and dance like a hyperactive child. And trust me there is no better song for that in the world right now than Bahia Part 2. What a tune.

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