Reaching over four million listens on Spotify alone, Nada Surf are back to showcase their evident ability and experience. Having released their first album in 1996, their sound is mature yet draws incredible attention. Consisting of Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot, Doug Gillard and Daniel Lorca, the combination of their talent fuses together to form their new material brilliance.
Dramatically charged track ‘Believe You’re Mine’ pervades guitar riffs, oozing a noticeable crescendo within each chorus. Including the involvement of piano chords, alongside the complimenting calming guitar strings, this tranquil and soothing – yet powerful – number is further enhanced by the hushed leading vocals.
‘Popular’ (coincidentally their most listened-to song) flows with a mixture of dark, Nirvana inspired sounds, with a rather conversational tone. With blasts of shouting and heavier sounds, the contrast between this and ‘Believe You’re Mine’ is great, portraying the breadth of Nada Surf’s eclectic sound.
Whether soothing with their hushed vocals, or blasting out grunge-infused sounds, it is clear that Nada Surf – without exception – only produce songs of a high standard.
You Know Who You Are, is out 4 March via City Slang.