Although it may appear so on first impression. I want to assure the EQ Music Blog readers I have not taken leave of my senses. Most of you will be aware, Nothing but Thieves is a rock band. And therefore understand that I would not feature them on this blog site without a good reason. I do so because of the band’s latest release, “Welcome to the DCC.” The first focus single lifted from the upcoming fourth album “Welcome to the Dead Club City“. This release is a juggernaut of pop and electro-rock proportions, and I find the song hard to avoid. Moreover, it has become stuck in my head since I returned from my vacation.
Without a doubt, my gravitation to “Welcome to the DCC” is a knock-on effect from twelve days of sailing at sea with only one onboard radio channel available. I hasten to add one that featured an unhealthy amount of David Guetta and Bebe Rexha‘s “I’m Good (Blue)” and Miley Cyrus‘s “Flowers”. To correct the balance, I craved the loudest blast of electro when back on dry land.
For album number four, Nothing but Thieves switches up the musical style, featuring 80s influences and soaring synths on the latest track. I seemingly speculate they also sought influence in the French touch style of the Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay of the duo Justice. Songs, which saw Ed Banger Records rise to prominence in the early 2000s.
When critiquing music videos. it would be typical of me to feel a little letdown by a clip set in a dance club, as I view those as unimaginative and overdone. Albeit, this is unfamiliar territory for a rock band. Therefore, in this instance, I somewhat applaud what Nothing but Thieves has put together for the “Welcome to the DCC” clip. Using the club as a focal point. It is easy to imagine the real-world meaning behind Dead Club City.
I am experiencing goosebumps all over, imagining how immense “Welcome to the DCC” would sound on a killer sound system.
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