Some of you might remember Tess Of The Circle from their last single Love Is The Drug That You Crave which I absolutely loved and reviewed right here But for those who might not be familiar, they are an absolutely fantastic band and hopefully the next couple of hundred words and the music to go with them will show you exactly why.
Face The Changes is the band’s brand new single and not only was it premiered exclusively on Radio 2 very recently but it will also feature on their upcoming album Amplify which is set for release later on this month. (I hope to get a review hooked up, so keep your eyes peeled)
As I mentioned right at the top I loved the guy’s last single and this one in my opinion is just as good. It’s so good in fact that there are two mixes of the track available. You’ve got the ‘album mix’ which has a little bit more of an acoustic edge to it and the ‘rock mix’ which basically, hasn’t. The differences aren’t huge by any means, so it’s not like you will love one version and hate the other. Either way both versions of the song can be found below.
One of the things that I really love about the band is what you could call their commitment to old school music values. By that I mean that they place a lot of emphasis on melodies and on the chorus, and that shines through brilliantly here. They seem to have this knack of being able to take that old school focus and present it in a very modern and dynamic way and they deserve big credit for that.
I’m a big fan of the strong melody, the hook is great once again and the way that vocals and backing vocals have been mixed through the chorus gives it a big anthemic feel while staying firmly in that soft, melodic rock lane. The appearance of a simple little guitar solo at about ¾ distance is frankly the icing on top of a brilliantly put together and beautifully summery cake.
Face The Changes has got me daydreaming about the summer we never had. Everything about this song works so well. Tess Of The Circle are a talented bunch, there’s no doubt about it. That album that I mentioned is going to be a cracker; you just know it is. The truth is that I’m developing a massive soft spot for this band and I dare say that I’m not the only one.
Face The Changes is out now.