After the success of debut single “Feel The Fuzz”, Tottenham-based artist Common Goldfish returns with second single “Shout Louder”: a retro-fuelled, ’90s inspired track timed to coincide with the summer to deliver a sunshine-filled gem to listeners everywhere.
Hazy, washed out vocals capture the essence of bands like The Stone Roses, which is then further complemented by the powerful bassline delivering a cyclical theme that underpins most of the song. The strong percussion provides a beat that quickly entrances the listener, providing a rhythm for you to nod, or dance, along to wherever you may be. The infectious combination of these central components results in an indie-beat sound that will be considered an earworm far and wide.
Great production work has then resulted in a song that sounds well-balanced, allowing the vocals to act, essentially, as another instrument without being overpowered by other elements. This is done whilst the bass and percussion work together to propel the song. Ultimately the layers of sound all work to create a catchy soundscape-esque song that brings together elements of indie and shoegaze whilst maintaining a beats identity.
“I created the beat using a mix of 90’s break samples. Quite quickly I had the bass line and piano. I’d been watching the “Get Back” documentary, which definitely inspired the vocals and psychedelic guitar sounds. The track was making me think of being outside with friends in the sun, and the lyrics try to capture this.” – Common Goldfish
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