Bethan Shuff

Camens – Redolence – Single Review

This summer, all of our favourite indie bands have dabbled in a bit of pop; Kasabian’s new album, Kings of Leon’s new stuff, even Liam Gallagher’s Wall of Glass has a bit of an electronic/pop feel.

After the release of their debut ‘Boys Will Stray’ back in April, Camen’s are on the same wavelength as the big names. Redolence is described as ‘the second chapter in the manifesto’ and it provides that feel-good, groovy vibe that makes for a good old dance.

Scott Powell’s cheery voice behind the picks of guitar notes opens the track, it gives the strange feeling of listening to music underwater. The vocals are cleverly switched to bring them into the forefront as the drums kick in, like you’ve resurfaced and can hear everything clearly for what it is. It’s like a microcosm for how everything we see is often filtered, be it Instagram selfies, media or news, you see and hear what people want you to see and hear.

Each section of Redolence gains momentum and quickens, becoming more dancey and upbeat, the chorus having a bit of a Two Door Cinema Club feel in it’s up tempo melodic guitars. Scott’s powerful voice cuts through the dramatic pauses in between the vivacious instrumentals.

Redolence fills you with hope and happiness; an empowering track that you need to listen to first thing in the morning to get you out of bed and feeling productive.It has that get-up-and-go motivation behind it and the musicians’ passion and positivity is felt in every note. It’s that festival summer song that will fill an entire field of people with a buzz.

You can catch Camens at both Latitude Festival & Boardmasters this summer.

Get up and dance to Redolence by Camens, out Friday 23 June.