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Savoy – Don’t Quit Me Now

Savoy don't quit me now

TGIF! After a long week highlighted by freezing cold temperatures for myself, there’s nothing like an uplifting, synthy tune to warm-up for the weekend. This one is good for the trifecta: hanging out, going out and working out.

After listening to Don’t Quit Me Now by Savoy, a Boulder born, Brooklyn based electronic rock trio consisting of DJ Gray Smith, DJ/Guitarist Ben Eberdt, and drummer Mike Kelly (aka WetBandit aka Naked Drummer), I couldn’t help but notice the similarities with ODESZA, Tycho and Emancipator (with sprinkles of RJD2 drizzled on top).

Don’t Quit Me Now makes you feel as if you are on a boat slowly rising and falling with the tide and current. The song starts with heavy piano chords that progressively become louder with an electronic twang that becomes stronger and stronger, and then…DRUMS, BASS, BEAT DROP. Piano, electric guitar, kick drum, synthesizer, and more make this one of the most enjoyable, vocal-less choruses I’ve ever had the fortune of hearing. And just when you start to think “Smogs (my nickname), maybe this is just a tad too much to start the weekend with,” the song switches to a melodic and soothing interlude laced with piano and bass. As I got to the end, as my brain and my boat bobbed to the beat, I couldn’t help but think maybe we all need to let the tide take us. Even if it’s just once in a while.

 

Smogs

After spending the first 11 years of his life overseas, Logan Meltzer aka Smogs, moved to the DMV in 2001 with nothing but a dream of becoming a professional rapping soccer star who could also dunk and do stand-up comedy. And while 100% of those dreams are still in progress, he gets to live a new one now by writing about music. Having graduated from Haverford College, where he DJ’d for OnCue, RDGRNGLD, 3LAU and others (shout out Philly!), Smogs moved to Washington D.C. to work in communications with non-profit organizations, before selling his soul to a Fortune 500. After escaping the succubus, a good friend and now-mentor encouraged Smogs to try his hand at music writing. And as the ol’ saying goes, the rest is happening now... Ride or die Washington sports (especially the Nationals). The Devil Wears Prada 4 lyfe. What fruit hates marriage? A cantaloupe (can’t-elope)

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