Men I Trust – Tailwhip
Men I Trust are becoming regulars here on rBeatz. Eveything they come out with is just so finely tuned! Their new single is Tailwhip, a faster paced indie-pop vibe than their past productions. Men I Trust puts a lot of time and energy into their lyrics, and composing the feelings around the lyrics through the instrumentation. This is a happy and nostalgic song. A story about coming back to the city they’re from (Montréal), but leaving a place (the countryside) where they’ve spent a good amount of time. The song has a tone of missing the times you had, but keeping your head up and looking forward to the places you’ll go next.
I’ve always been struck by the bass lines on Men I Trust songs. Click their link in the first word of this post to see what I mean. It has such a strong, but subtle presence: beautifully placed as the driving melody next to the vocal melody. It’s a super-funky bass line for such a serene atmosphere.
They sent along a quote about themselves that we thought described themselves well…
“We love smooth sounds, calm melodies and simple rhythms that relax, but make your right foot tap and your chin bounce on the beats. We are all in DYI: we record, mix, master and shoot our music videos ourselves, and we’re loving it!”
There’s something to be said for the independent artists who do it all themselves. A true eye for artistry and the processes.