Song of the Day: Camilla by Candy Says
They’re on my blog again.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve featured these guys, but again that’s a testament to how good they are. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again anyway. Everything that these guys produce feels like it should be a Song of the Day, because each track delves deeper into their talent and showcases the versatility they have when it comes to their music.
Camilla is a track taken from Candy Says’ upcoming album Not Kings (which I already have on pre-order) and it stays very true to their DIY sentiment. It’s an incredibly catchy song, because they know how to write a hook, and it has the healthy echo of a song that is loved and tended to carefully. There’s a rawness to it which can only come from the pure dedication Candy Says has to producing their own music and using whatever they can to get the right sounds.
Of course the vocals are great, but when it comes to this band it goes way beyond the vocals. Every little element of the track has been considered and experimented with before being added. The retro sound adds a lot to the song and the inclusion of different noises to make a unique experience are what make Candy Says so amazing. I’m not even going to try to hazard a guess as to what they used as I’m rubbish at identifying instruments at the best of times.
Camilla has an immersive quality. As soon as it starts you can’t help but let it wash over you, pretty soon you’ll find yourself singing along to it and once that happens it’s only a matter of time before it gets stuck in your head, and it’ll be contending for space in there along with Favourite Flavour, Kiss Kill and Dreamers.
Enjoy the music!